are there any side effects?
COMMON: Common side effects include pain/discomfort at injection point, stomach pains and bloating, nausea, headache, pins and needles, dizziness and skin changes such as itching or a scaly rash. These side effects generally pass within a few days of having the injection, though some patients can experience these for longer.
LESS COMMON: More rarely, side effects such as excessive sweating, changes in menstrual periods, increased blood pressure, increased blood sugar, thromboembolism and weight gain might be noted. Fat atrophy (loss of fatty tissue in a localised area of the body that can cause pitting, scarring and bumps), adrenal suppression (where your body doesn't produce enough hormones), fluid retention, heart failure and hypertension.
We do not recommend or treat patients with Kenalog™ injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also unsuitable for people with diabetes. You must inform any medical practitioner that you are receiving this treatment prior to any medical procedure, including vaccines. Please see our Q&A section below for other excluded medical conditions.
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