Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)
What is Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) used for?
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat patients suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. It operates by preventing the actions of enzymes in the body that cause inflammation in response to injury which reduces the swelling and pain associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is two to four daily administrations, although your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the medicine rinse the area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands following each application to prevent the cream from contacting any mucous membranes or areas of skin not being treated. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
The use of Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience serious side effects such as severe fatigue, unusual mood changes, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, blurry vision, unusual weight gain, or insomnia. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medicine if you have tuberculosis of the skin, widespread plaque psoriasis, thin or fragile skin, viral skin infections, bacterial skin infections, or fungal skin infections. You are also suggested to inform your doctor of any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems.
Strictly use Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.