Aristocort belongs to the corticosteroid class of drugs. It is used to diminish inflammation, relieve the redness, swelling, itching in patients with such conditions as psoriasis, eczema, lupus, dermatitis, itching on the anus or vulva, inflammation of the external part of the ear, allergic disorders, ulcerative colitis, arthritis.
Dosage and direction
Dosage adjustment is needed inpatients with cirrhosis, kidney impairment, a thyroid disorder, diabetes, malaria in history, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, myasthenia gravis, glaucoma or cataracts, herpes infection of the eyes, ulceration in the stomach, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis, depression or mental illness, congestive heart failure, and high blood pressure.
Steroids are crucial in many processes of a human organism and many diseases may be affected by steroid use. Inform your doctor about all serious illnesses, fever, infections, surgery or a medical emergency which you have. Avoid being near sick people or infected ones as use of steroids can weak your immune system. Treatment with a "live" vaccine is not recommended while taking Aristocort. Do not interrupt course of treatment suddenly as unpleasant withdrawal symptoms are possible.
Aristocort cannot be administered in patients with allergy to triamcinolone, ones with a fungal infection anywhere in the body.
Possible side effects
Immediate medical attention is needed if while taking Aristocort you experience problems with vision, swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath, severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions), bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, pancreatitis, low potassium level, or dangerously high blood pressure.
Aristocort is known to interact with aspirin, diuretics, blood thinners (warfarin (Coumadin)), cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), oral insulin or diabetes medications, ketoconazole (Nizoral), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane), or seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton).
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Regular long-time intake of excessive quantities of the medication may result in roundness of the face, rapid weight gain, increased facial hair growth, bruising, muscle pain or weakness.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, sunlight, kids and pets in a tight container.
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