Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)
What is Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) used for?
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) is a topical treatment for a wide range skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema, rashes, allergies and other conditions. It can help to reduce the itchiness, inflammation and redness caused by these conditions. The active ingredient in this product is a type of corticosteroid, which works by preventing the release in the body of the substances which cause inflammation.
How should I use Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) comes in the form of a cream or ointment, which should be applied directly to the affected area of the skin. You should ensure that the skin and hands are clean and dry before you apply the medication. Adult patients are often directed to apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area 2 to 4 times per day. After applying it, you should gently rub it in. You should only use this medication for the period of time for which it was applied by your physician.
What are the side effects of Aristocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
Side effects of Aristocort (Triamcinolone) include itchiness and irritation of the affected area. Consult your physician if you notice any other more serious side effects, such as:
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.