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Brand name: Kenacort-A40 TM

Active ingredients: triamcinolone

What it is used for

Intramuscular: The intramuscular administration of Kenacort-A 40 (Sterile Triamcinolone Acetonide Suspension USP) is indicated for systemic corticosteroid therapy in such conditions as allergic diseases, dermatoses, or generalised rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue disorders. Intramuscular administration is particularly valuable in such conditions where oral corticosteroid therapy is not feasible. Intra-Articular: Kenacort-A 40 Injection is indicated for intra-articular or intrasynovial administration and for injections into tendon sheaths as adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in: synovitis of osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; acute and subacute bursitis; acute gouty arthritis; epicondylitis; acute non-specific tenosynovitis; post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Opaque white suspension.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient triamcinolone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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