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Aristocort Ointment (Triamcinolone) - 0.02% (100g Tube)

Aristocort Ointment (Triamcinolone) - 0.02% (100g Tube)

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Why is Triamcinolone Used?

Triamcinolone is classified as a type of medication called a corticosteroid. It is used to help reduce inflammation in the body. It is used for a wide variety of health concerns. They include:

  • Allergies
  • Skin problems
  • Ulcers
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Skin disorders including Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Breathing complications

Triamcinolone Dosage and Usage Instructions

The dose of Triamcinolone depends on the nature of the health concern, the severity of it, the age of the patient, and the body weight of the individual. A doctor will typically offer a low dose and monitor the patient. If necessary the dose will be increased to offer the most benefit without the least amount of negative effects. It is important to take this medication daily and to avoid skipping doses.

Triamcinolone Precautions

The use of Triamcinolone isnít recommended for anyone who has a fungal infection on any part of the body. It is very important to disclose to the doctor any other medications that are being used. The combination of this particular one with others can have adverse reactions.

It is very important that users have been vaccinated for chicken pox and the measles. The use of Triamcinolone and the development of one of them can be fatal. It isnít advised to stop taking this medication without your doctor helping you to taper off of it. Suddenly stopping can result in various withdrawal symptoms.

Some individuals arenít good candidates for the use of Triamcinolone. They include anyone with:

  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Thyroid problems
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Ulcers
  • Depression
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women who are breastfeeding

Triamcinolone Possible Side Effects

There are some side effects to be aware of with Triamcinolone including:

  • Weakened immune system
  • High fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the feet and ankles
  • Weight gain
  • Tarry looking stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion
  • Excessive thirst
  • Changes in heart rate

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