Aristocort (Triamcinolone)

Overview

aristocort-creamAristocort is a type of cortisone (steroid) and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. Aristocort is usually available as aristocort r cream, aristocort cream, aristocort ointment, Aristocort lotion, Aristocort spray (for skin use), Aristocort oral (as a paste for use in the mouth) and aristocort injection (given directly into a muscle [IM], a joint [intra-articular] and the eye [intravitreal]). Aristocort has the ability to prevent the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation by mimicking the action of steroids normally produced by your body.

Uses of Aristocort

Aristocort cream and Aristocort r (regular) cream are brand names, their generic name is Triamcinolone Acetonid, The difference between aristocort cream and aristocort r cream is the difference in their concentration of active agent: Aristocort cream (0.5%); Aristocort r cream (0.1%). Nonmedicinal ingredients: benzyl alcohol, emulsifying wax, glycerin, isopropyl palmitate, lactic acid, sorbitol solution, and purified water. Both aristocort cream and aristocort r cream are used to the treatment of different types of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, itching on the anus or vulva, allergies, and rash). Triamcinolone reduces the swelling, itching, redness and discomfort associated with different type of skin conditions. Aristocort ointment has the same composition with the two different creams and they are a medium- to strong-potency corticosteroid. The potency and effectiveness of aristocort cream and aristocort r cream depends on the strength and the form that you use.Aristocort injection is given to patients who are not able to take medicines by the mouth can only be administered by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor. Aristocort treats inflammation (swelling), allergic reactions, certain types of arthritis, endocrine disorders, inflammation of the intestines, blood disorders, kidney diseases, diseases and inflammation of the eye, gout, skin diseases, and many other medical problems.

How to use Aristocort cream and ointment

Aristocort ointment, aristocort R cream or aristocort cream can only be used on the skin.They are not used on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your healthcare personnel. Before using aristocort cream or ointment, wash and dry your hands, and before applying it, clean and dry the affected area. Then apply a thin film of the aristocort ointment or aristocort r cream on the affected area and gently rub in, repeat 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your physician. Do not cover, bandage or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your physician, and if used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. After applying aristocort cream, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with plenty of water. Use aristocort ointment or aristocort cream only for the condition prescribed and do not use it for longer than prescribed and please inform your physician if your condition persists or worsens.

How to use Aristocort injection

aristocort-injectionYour physician will prescribe the exact dose of aristocort injection which will depend on the type of disorder and severity of the allergy.The injection is usually given as a shot into one of your muscles, a joint, or a spot on your skin called a lesion. Triamcinolone diacetate is practically insoluble in water; soluble in chloroform; sparingly soluble in alcohol and in methanol and slightly soluble in ether. This preparation is suitable for parenteral administration through a 23-gauge needle (or larger), but NOT suitable for intravenous use. Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions about any special diet.

Where to buy Aristocort

Aristocort is a prescription drug, so you must have a valid and current prescription before you can buy Aristocort. You can buy aristocort from a pharmacy recommended by your physician or online, but be careful when you want to buy, alwaysbuy from a reliable company to avoid buying counterfeit.