Kenalog in Orabase is very effective in relieving pain, ulceration, tenderness and inflammation inside the mouth and the gums. This condition can happen because of an injury or the use of dentures. Triamcinolone Acetonide, the active ingredient is a kind of corticosteroids which relieves burning, allergies, and itching. It sticks to the wound and protects it and heals it.
Dosage And Administration
A small amount of Kenalog in Orabase has to be pressed on the area that needs to be treated and you could also use a cotton swab to help apply. Do not rub it but instead press it down till it sticks and a slippery and smooth film develops. The amount used depends on the size of the wound.
Your dentist or doctor may prescribe Triamcinolone acetonide for a few days and you will be required to apply it at least thrice a day. It is best to use it after meals and at bedtime. It should not be swallowed or applied near the eyes.
The side effects of Kenalog in Orabase are quite rare but there are a few that could be caused. Some of them are:
- New sores or sensitivity inside the mouth
- The worsening of the sores
- Itching, redness, burning or drynessæ of the treated area
If Triamcinolone acetonide is used over a long period of time there is the possibility of certain adverse side effects like:
- Protein catabolism
- Alteration of glucose metabolism
- Peptic ulcer activations
- Adrenal suppression
- Peeling or blistering
Visit a doctor as soon as possible for treatment if any of these reactions are experienced.
Before you start taking Kenalog in Orabase, you must discuss with your doctor and share information like:
- If you are allergic to any of the components of the medicine
- If you are breastfeeding or pregnant
- If you suffer from medical conditions like herpes or any other infection in your throat or mouth
- If you are suffering from diabetes mellitus, peptic ulcer or tuberculosis
- If you are taking any other medication, supplements or herbal medicines
This medicine cannot be used to treat bacterial, viral or fungal infections on the skin.
Drug Interaction with Triamcinolone acetonide
Triamcinolone acetonide is normally used for short periods of time and topically and therefore there are relatively low drug interactions.