Kenalog 5g in Orabase contains 1mg (0.1%) triamcinolone acetonide in emollient dental paste containing gelatin, pectin, and carboboxymethylcellulose sodium in Plastibase® (Plasticized Hydrocarbon Gel), a polyethylene and mineral oil gel base.
Kenalog orabase uses:
Kenalog (Triamcinolone Acetonide) is a synthetic corticosteroid which possesses anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and antiallergic action.
The emollient dental paste acts as an adhesive for applying the active medication to the oral tissues, in simple words Kenalog is used for the temporary relief of symptoms from mouth sores due to injury. This drug comes in the category of anti-biotics and is in a dental paste that allows it to stick to the inside of the mouth/cheeks/gums.
It works by reducing the swelling, itching, and pain that can occur with mouth sores. This medication is also known as a medium-strength corticosteroid.
Procedure for using Kenalog:
- Do not apply kenalog in the eyes or on the skin. It is to be used only inside the mouth.
- Dab or press (do not rub) a small amount of paste onto the area to be treated until the paste sticks and a smooth, slippery film develops. A cotton swab may be used to apply the paste. Do not attempt to spread or rub the paste in. This will only cause it to become crumbly, grainy, or gritty.
- Apply to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily after meals or at bedtime as directed by your doctor or dentist.
- The treated area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped unless your doctor or dentist directs you to do so.
- Mouth infections may worsen while you are using this medication. Inform the prescribing doctor or dentist if your condition persists or worsens after 7-14 days of treatment.
Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness of the treated area may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that kenalog has been prescribed because your doctor or dentist has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: blistering, peeling.
Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time.
Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Some medical conditions may interact with Kenalog cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding do take kenalog as prescribed
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have a skin infection, thinning of the skin, adrenal gland problems, liver problems, or diabetes