USE OF THE MEDICINE
Aristocort (Triamcinolone) is used to treat various diseases, including but not limited to, - failure of the adrenal cortex, inflammatory diseases, allergic disorders, connective tissue disorders. It can also be used in other cases determined by your doctor.
HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Use Aristocort according to your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for taking exact dose.
- Take orally Aristocort with food.
- To reduce side effects, take Aristocort about 8 o'clock in the morning.
- Do not take the medicine more often than directed.
- Do not stop taking except on Aristocort indication of who you appointed him.
THE MECHANISM OF ACTION
Aristocort is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammation and modifying the body's immune system.
If you missed a dose, take the medication as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, consult your doctor.
Sometimes you have to miss a dose, or take a double rate, depending on your condition and treatment. Do not take double or extra doses without advice.
Aristocort should be stored at room temperature 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C), protected from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not use Aristocort if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient Aristocort;
- you have a fungal infection;
- you are taking mifepristone.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of this applies to you.
BEFORE USING ARISTOCORT:
Some medical conditions may interact with Aristocort. Tell your doctor if you have any disease, especially if any of the following applies to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding;
- If you are taking any prescribed or non-prescription medicines, herbal medicines or dietary supplements;
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods or other substances;
- if you have or have had recent bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral infections, particularly measles, chickenpox, shingles, tuberculosis (TB), or herpes;
- if you have recently been vaccinated, or had a positive TB skin test;
- if you have heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhea or intestinal problems (eg constipation, perforation, ulcer disease, the effects of intestinal surgery);
- if you have blood clotting disorders, heart problems, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid, unstable joints, or osteoporosis, fractures, or you have had a recent heart attack, surgery of the joints;
- you have unstable emotions, depression, or myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness).
Some medicines may interact with Aristocort. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital), carbamazepine, hydantoins (e.g. phenytoin) or rifampin because they may decrease the effectiveness of Aristocort;
- Clarithromycin, oral contraceptives (the pill) or itraconazole because the risk of side effects, such as the problems of the nervous system and adrenal glands may be increased;
- Aspirin, mifepristone or ritodrin because the risk of their side effects may be increased.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people do not have them, or they are insignificant. Consult your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- fractures, changes in appetite, mood swings, insomnia, headache, upset stomach, anxiety, bloating, thin, fragile skin.
Call your doctor immediately if there is any of these serious side effects:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, shortness of breath, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), black, tarry stools, changes in menstrual periods, convulsions, rapid or irregular heartbeat, prolonged sore throat, chills, fever, psychotic behavior, severe nausea or vomiting, swelling of feet or legs, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual weight gain, vision problems, vomiting, that looks like coffee grounds.
If you have any questions about Aristocort, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Aristocort should use only that patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with others.
If symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.