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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.



COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Kenalog in Orobase, Oralone


This medication is used to treat swelling or discomfort of the mouth and gums.

How To Use

Dab or press (do not rub) a small amount of paste onto the area to be treated until the paste adheres 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 and granular, or gritty. Apply to the affected area two or three times daily after meals and at bedtime or as directed by your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes. The treated area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped unless directed by your doctor or dentist. Do not use this medication if you have a herpes-type infection, other infection, sores in the mouth or throat, unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Side Effects

This medication may cause burning, itching, irritation, dryness, redness, and lightening of the skin color. Mouth infections can become worse when using this medication. Notify your doctor or dentist if redness or irritation do not improve and if blistering or peeling is present. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: herpes-type infection, other infections or sores of the mouth or throat, allergies. If used for an extended period of time, it is possible this medication may suppress a child's growth. Consult the child's doctor about this. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this topical form of triamcinolone is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast- feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), other dental medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember but not if it is almost time for the next dose. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.


Store at room temperature and keep away from heat and sunlight.