The main active ingredient present in Kenacort cream 0.1% (5 mg) tube is Triamcinolone acetonide, a synthetic glucocorticosteroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activities. It is a topical steroidal base cream prescribed to treat various allergic skin conditions like dryness, redness, itching, allergy, swelling, and inflammation.
Mechanism of action of the drug:
The use of Triamcinolone acetonide stops the production of inflammatory mediators. It stops the biosynthesis of leukotrienes and prostaglandins as these plays a key role in producing undesired allergic signs and symptoms. Triamcinolone 0.1 cream possesses an anti-inflammatory mechanism of action.
- Kenacort cream-0.1 % (5 mg) triamcinolone 0.1 cream
Kenacort triamcinolone 0.1 cream is meant to be applied to the inflamed areas of the skin. Apply the cream to the infected area and gently rub into your skin until it has disappeared. Wash the affected area and pat dry, before applying the cream.Always use the medicine as instructed by your physician. Do not use it in a greater amount. The application time of the Kenacort cream is prescribed by the physician only.Do not stop applying it without asking your doctor. Apply it as long as recommended by the physician.
In case of any adverse reactions, stop taking the medicine and talk to your physician immediately. You may observe common adverse reactions such as bruising of the skin, increased hair growth, itching, cracking of the skin, skin discoloration, burning, redness, wheezing, breathing difficulties, acne, swelling and pus formation.
Precautions: a few things to remember
- Triamcinolone acetonide is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any excipients in the formulations.
- Do not use it, if you have respiratory infections.
- Avoid using the medicine if you have viral infections like measles, or chicken pox.
- Never use the expired cream.
- Do not give Kenacort cream to anyone else, even if they have the same medical condition as you.
- Prolonged use of the medicine can cause bruising or discolorations of the skin, therefore, use it as per prescription.
- Clinical experience with Triamcinolone 0.1 cream in pregnant women is limited, but still it should not be used during pregnancy unless the therapeutic advantage to the pregnant women is considered to outweigh the potential risk of the foetus.
- It may, like another corticosteroid, pass into breast milk. Therefore, triamcinolone 0.1 cream should not be used by the nursing women unless the therapeutic advantage to the nursing mother is considered to outweigh the potential risk of the infant.