Aristocort (Triamcinolone) is a prescription medication that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies and rash. Triamcinolone belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. This medication works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. It reduces the swelling, itching and redness that occur with these types of skin conditions.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Aristocort ointment from Turkey and Canada manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. We also carry the Aristocort cream from Canada manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Aristocort ointment is available in the strength of 0.1%/20 gm, 0.1%/30 gm ointment and 0.5%/15 gm cream.
The common side effects of Aristocort may include burning, dryness, irritation and itching when this medication is first applied to the skin.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Increased thirst or urination;
• Swelling ankles or feet;
• Unusual or extreme tiredness;
• Vision problems;
• Weight loss
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Aristocort if you are allergic to Triamcinolone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. You should not use this medication if you have an infection or sore present in the area to be treated. Aristocort may slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. Check your child’s height checked regularly. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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