Aristocort C cream is a medication that contains a topical anti-inflammatory drug from the cortisone family (corticosteroid). It is typically used for inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions such as psoriasis and allergic eczema. Aristocort C cream contains 0.5% triamcinolone acetonide, which is the active ingredient. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system.
As with any medication, use Aristocort C cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should not use it for longer than recommended or in larger amounts, as this may increase the risk of side effects. Common side effects associated with Aristocort C cream include burning, itching, and dryness at the application site.
Use and Dosage
To use Aristocort C Cream, clean and dry the affected area before applying a small amount of the cream three or four times a day. Use just enough to cover the area without causing any discomfort and avoid rubbing or stretching the skin.
If you are using Aristocort C Cream, use enough to make it disappear into the skin without leaving any on the surface of the skin. If you are using Aristocort C Ointment, use enough to create a fine layer over the affected area. Do not apply it to skin wounds where the skin is broken or open unless your doctor has instructed you to do so. After applying, wash your hands and avoid getting the cream in your eyes. If you accidentally get the cream in your eyes, flush them with water. Do not bandage or wrap the treated skin unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Use Aristocort C Ointment exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Aristocort C Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide):
- Blistering skin
- Excessive dryness
- Skin redness
- Stretch marks
- Thinning of your skin
Serious Side Effects of Aristocort C Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide):
- Blurred vision
- Feeling tired
- Mood changes
- Puffiness in your face
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Uneven heartbeats
- Weight gain
Forms and Strength
Aristocort C Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide) is available in the following forms and strength:
Aristocort C Cream: Cream
- Do not use Aristocort C if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
- Topical corticosteroids like Aristocort C may cause some skin reactions such as burning, itching, or irritation.
- Long-term use of corticosteroids may lead to skin thinning or the development of stretch marks.
- Aristocort C should be used with caution during pregnancy only if the benefits justify the potential risk to the fetus.
- If any unusual symptoms occur while using Aristocort C, such as new skin rashes, or worsening of your current condition, stop using it right away and seek medical attention.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long should I use Aristocort C Cream?
You should use Aristocort C Cream as directed by your doctor. It should not be used for more than 2 weeks at a time unless your doctor has told you otherwise. Prolonged use of the medication can lead to thinning of the skin or other side effects.
Can Aristocort C Cream interact with other medications?
There are no known significant drug interactions with Aristocort C Cream. However, tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking, including prescription, over the counter, and herbal products.
Can Aristocort C Cream be used on children?
Yes, Aristocort C Cream can be used on children, but it should be used with caution. Children may be more sensitive to the medication’s effects, and it can cause thinning of the skin if used for a long time.
How should I store Aristocort C Cream?
Store Aristocort C Cream at room temperature, away from heat and light. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not freeze the cream, and do not use it if it has been frozen.
Can Aristocort C Cream be used for any skin condition?
No, Aristocort C Cream should only be used for the skin conditions that it has been prescribed for by your doctor. Using the medication for other conditions or for a long time can cause serious side effects.