Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)
What is Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) used for?
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat a wide variety of inflammatory skin conditions. It operates by suppressing the release of enzymes in the body that cause pain and swelling in response to allergens or injury. This action makes it useful for treating symptoms such as eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions, or erythema. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally administered once or twice daily, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the skin before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a thin layer of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after administration to prevent the ointment from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
The use of Aristocort (Triamcinolone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience serious side effects such as severe swelling, trouble breathing, or intense skin rashes as these conditions may require changes to your treatment or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not apply Aristocort (Triamcinolone) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medication if you are allergic to triamcinolone or if you if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Aristocort (Triamcinolone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.