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You can buy Kenalog cream (triamcinolone acetonide cream) in generic form. In fact, only generic versions of the drug are available, as the brand-name form is no longer manufactured. These generic versions are sold under the name Triamcinolone acetonide cream and are available in three strengths. The FDA has determined that these generics are as good as the brand-name Kenalog cream.

Can I Buy Generic Kenalog Cream?

Kenalog® cream (triamcinolone acetonide cream) is a prescription skin cream used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. It is a topical steroid, which is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin two to four times a day.
Brand-name Kenalog cream was made by Apothecon but is no longer available. Generic versions are available and are made by several different manufacturers.

Available Strengths

Generic Kenalog cream is available in the following strengths:
  • Triamcinolone acetonide 0.025% cream
  • Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream
  • Triamcinolone acetonide 0.5% cream.
Generic versions of this medicine are made by various manufacturers, including:
  • Teva
  • Perrigo
  • Fougera.
These generic products come in a variety of different package sizes, from small tubes to rather large ones. If you are using the drug for a short period of time, you will probably need just a small tube. However, if you are treating an ongoing condition, a larger tube may be more economical.

Is Generic Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream as Good as Kenalog?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
All of the generic versions of triamcinolone acetonide cream currently available have an "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Kenalog cream.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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