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KENALOG S OINTMENT

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Composition for KENALOG S

Gramicidin(0.25mg),Neomycin(2.5mg),Triamcinolone(1mg)

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No interaction found
Kenalog s ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for KENALOG S

Gramicidin(0.25mg)

Uses

Gramicidin is used in the treatment of conjunctivitis.

How it works

Gramicidin belongs to the class of medicines called peptide antibiotics. It acts on cell membrane (outer coating of bacteria) and causes disruption thus killing the bacteria responsible for causing infection.

Common side effects

Anal irritation, Cataract, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Skin inflammation
Neomycin(2.5mg)

Uses

Neomycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Neomycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Uncoordinated body movements, Itching, Eye irritation, Increased saliva production, Nausea, Renal injury, Increased sensitivity to light, Eye pain, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction, Tingling sensation, Eye surface inflammation, Vomiting, Abnormal blood cell, Drooping eyelids, Altered pupil size, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Pain, Skin redness, Numbness, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Increased production of tears, Abnormal eye sensation, Increased intraocular pressure, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Ear damage, Blurred vision, Mouth ulcer, Premature destruction of red blood cells, Allergy, Confusion, Thinning of eyes, Swelling
Triamcinolone(1mg)

Uses

Triamcinolone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction and rheumatic disorder.

How it works

Triamcinolone belongs to a category of drugs called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Acne, Burning sensation, Itching, Changes in skin color, Dry skin, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Skin cracking, Skin infection, Rash, Skin redness, Sunburn, Photosensitivity, Wheezing

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Expert advice for KENALOG S

  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, or perform tasks which require concentration since gramicidin may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if allergic to gramicidin or any of the ingredients.
  • Do not take  in damaged ear drum, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems), herpes keratitis (viral infection of the eye caused by herpes simplex virus); viral, fungal, tuberculous or pus-filled conditions of the eye.
 

Frequently asked questions for KENALOG S

Gramicidin

Q.Is gramicidin a penicillin, sulfa, or aminoglycoside antibiotic?
Gramicidin does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin or aminoglycoside drug. It is a peptide antibiotic

Q.How does gramicidin affect oxidative phosphorylation?
Gramicidin has no direct effect on oxidative phosphorylation

Q.How does gramicidin work?
Gramicidin is a bactericidal for a variety of Gram-positive Bacteria. It increases the permeability of the bacterial cell membrane

Q.If gramicidin is added?
Yes, gramicidin is generally available as combination with other medications.

Neomycin

Q.Does neomycin has sulfa or does the sulphate present in this drug contain sulfa?
No, neomycin does not contain sulfa (sulphonamide group) and the sulphate group present in this drug has no link with sulfa either

Q.Does neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the blister pack of tablets or the ointment tube

Q.Does neomycin cover pseudomonas?
No, neomycin is not effective against pseudomona

Q.Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides

Q.Does neosporin help acne /cold soresNeosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not treat acne or cold sores. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.Does neosporin help scars?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not help in the treatment of scars. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin

Q.Does neosporin help cuts?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin only helps prevent or treat the infection of wounds. It does help heal the cuts

Q.Does neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus

Q.Is neomycin safe?
Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Triamcinolone

Q.Is triamcinolone an antibiotic/sulfa/steroid drug?
Triamcinolone is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug. It is a steroid

Q.Is triamcinolone available or sold over the counter?
No. Triamcinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q.Is Triamcinolone the same as Daktarin/Kemakort/ Lanacort?
Kemakort, Kemakort, Retard are names of triamcinolone available in the market. Daktarin is the brand name of miconazole, while Lanacort is the brand name of the drug Hydrocortisone acetate

Q.Is Triamcinolone safe?
Yes. Triamcinolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.What is Kemakort and what is it used for?
Kemakort is the brand name of triamcinolone. It is used to treat various skin, throat, eye, blood and bone infections, asthma and certain types of cancer

Q.Is triamcinolone safe for babies?
No. Triamcinolone is not safe for babies and in children below 6 years of age

Q.Does triamcinolone cure ringworm infection/acne/impetigo/tinea versicolor or thrush?
Triamcinolone is not effective in the treatment of ringworm, acne, impetigo, tinea versicolor or thrush. However, it helps in reducing the inflammation caused by these conditions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)