Kenacort is a corticosteroid used to provide relief for swollen areas of the body and is used in conjunction with the treatment of various ailments. These include severe allergies, severe skin problems, asthma and arthritis. As with all medications, there are some side effects that can come as a result of use.
Common Side Effects
As mentioned, there are some common side effects that can come as a result of using Kenacort. These include increased appetite, indigestion, loss of appetite, increased nervousness, and restlessness. These side effects occur in only a small number of users, and most users experience little to none of the above problems.
Severe Side Effects
Unfortunately, there are also some severe side effects that can come as a result of use. Some of these symptoms include blindness, burning or numbness at the site of injection, a false sense of well-being, hallucinations, severe mental depression, mistaken feelings of self-pride or neglect, sudden mood swings, infection at the injection site, and skin hives or legions.
Important Safety Information
Please tell your doctor if you have any allergies or plan on making any radical changes to your diet before beginning treatment with this medication. Also consult your doctor if any of the following circumstances apply to you: if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or if you have AIDS, HIV, or a fungal infection. Be aware that corticosteroids can cause ailments such as the chickenpox and measles in children to be more severe if they occur during the course of the drug's cycle.
In order to avoid some of the above side effects, it is important to use the drug correctly. Always take the drug in conjunction with doctor's orders and do not exceed dosage instructions. Kenacort should also always be taken with food, either one hour before or after eating a meal. Stomach problems are more likely to result if you are drinking alcoholic beverages with the drug. Dosage will be different depending on the patient, so consult your doctor for more information.
If you experience any of the above side effects, please contact a medical professional immediately.
If an overdose is expected, head directly to the emergency room and inform a doctor that you may be poisoned.
Always consult a doctor before starting to use Kenacort to ensure that usage will be beneficial to your personal circumstances.