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Aristocort R Ointment is a topical medication used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Aristocort R contains the active ingredient triamcinolone acetonide, which belongs to the corticosteroid class of drugs. Triamcinolone acetonide reduces the swelling, itching, and redness of the affected area by altering the body's immune response.
Use and Dosage
Aristocort R Ointment should be used as directed by your healthcare provider, usually 2-4 times a day. To use Aristocort R Ointment, the following steps should be followed:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using the medication.
- Clean and dry the affected area of the skin.
- Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area and gently rub it in.
- Repeat the application as directed by your healthcare provider, usually 2-4 times a day.
- Wash your hands after applying Aristocort R Ointment unless the treated area is on your hands.
Use Aristocort R 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.
Note that Aristocort R Ointment should not be used for more than two weeks unless instructed by your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Aristocort R Ointment (Triamcinolone Acetonide):
- Blistering skin
- Excessive dryness
- Skin redness
- Stretch marks
- Thinning of your skin
Serious Side Effects of Aristocort R Ointment (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 R Ointment (Triamcinolone Acetonide) is available in the following forms and strength
Aristocort R Ointment: Ointment
- Allergic reactions: Individuals who are allergic to triamcinolone acetonide or other corticosteroids should not use Aristocort R Ointment.
- Skin infections: Aristocort R Ointment should not be used on infected skin conditions as it may worsen the infection or mask the symptoms.
- Systemic absorption: If the medication is used on extensive areas of the body or used for a prolonged period, it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and may cause systemic side effects such as adrenal suppression, Cushing's syndrome, and hyperglycemia.
- Ophthalmic use: Aristocort R Ointment should not be used in or around the eyes as it may cause glaucoma, cataracts, or other eye diseases.
- Pediatric use: Aristocort R Ointment should be used with caution in children as they are more sensitive to the side effects of corticosteroids.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Aristocort R Ointment should only be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
- Diabetes: If you have diabetes, Aristocort R Ointment can increase your blood sugar levels, so you should monitor your blood sugar levels carefully while using Aristocort R Ointment.
- Liver disease: Individuals with liver disease may be more prone to side effects from Aristocort R Ointment, so they should use this medication with caution.
- Other medical conditions: If you have any other medical conditions, such as infections, tuberculosis, or heart disease, you should talk to your healthcare provider before using Aristocort R Ointment.
- Drug interactions: Aristocort R Ointment may interact with other medications you are taking, so be sure to inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are currently taking.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Aristocort R Ointment available without a prescription?
No, Aristocort R Ointment is a prescription medication and can only be obtained with a valid prescription from a healthcare provider.
How long should I use Aristocort R Ointment for?
The duration of treatment with Aristocort R Ointment may vary depending on your specific condition and the severity of your symptoms. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions on how long to use this medication.
Can I use Aristocort R Ointment on my face?
Aristocort R Ointment can be used on the face, but it should not be used around the eyes or on the eyelids.
How often should Aristocort R Ointment be applied?
The frequency of application of Aristocort R Ointment may vary depending on your specific condition and the severity of your symptoms. Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
Can I use Aristocort R Ointment with other topical medications?
Talk to your healthcare provider about using Aristocort R Ointment with other topical medications as it may interact with other medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Aristocort R Ointment?
If you miss a dose of Aristocort R Ointment, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
It's important to purchase Aristocort R Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.