Aristocort A

Name: Aristocort A

Uses For Aristocort A

Triamcinolone topical is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

For the Consumer

Applies to triamcinolone topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application spray

Along with its needed effects, triamcinolone topical (the active ingredient contained in Aristocort A) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking triamcinolone topical:

Incidence not known
  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • irritation
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)

Some side effects of triamcinolone topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • softening of the skin

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Cream/ointment: Apply a thin film to affected areas two to four times a day
Lotion: Apply a thin film to affected areas three to four times a day
Spray: Three to four applications a day

Comments:
-Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant conditions.
-If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy initiated.

Use: Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses

Usual Pediatric Dose for Stomatitis

Paste: Press a small dab (about 1/4 inch) to the lesion until a thin film develops.

Comments:
-The paste should be applied at bedtime to permit steroid contact with the lesion throughout the night.
-It may be necessary to apply the paste two or three times a day, depending on the severity of symptoms.
-If regeneration has not occurred in seven days, additional investigation is recommended.

Use: Temporary relief of symptoms associated with oral inflammatory lesions and ulcerative lesions resulting from trauma

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