Aristocort is an injectable medication for the treatment and control of allergic reactions which are not treated by conventional treatment. It is especially useful in treating asthma, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug hypersensitivity reactions, perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis, serum sickness and transfusion reactions.
This drug exists as an injection containing triamcinolone diacetate 40 milligram in 1 milliliter.
You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day. This medication may be given by injecting into different locations such as a muscle (intramuscularly), a skin lesion (intradermally), or a joint (intra-articularly) by a health care provider.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.
Aristocort may interact with medications such as:
- Large doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs (salicylates)
- Blood thinners (e.g., warfarin)
- Drugs for diabetes
- Drugs that cause potassium loss (e.g., amphotericin B, diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide)
- Estrogens (e.g., birth control pills)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as indomethacin, ibuprofen)
- Quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin)
- Drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove triamcinolone from your body (e.g., macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin
- Rifamycins such as rifampin
- Certain anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin and phenobarbital)
- Live vaccines
- Certain herbal products (e.g., licorice)
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:
- Allergy to corticosteroids (e.g., methylprednisolone)
- Bleeding disorder (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura)
- History of blood clots
- Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
- High blood pressure
- Certain heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure)
- Certain eye diseases (e.g., cataracts, herpes infection, glaucoma)
- Kidney disease
- Current infections (e.g., tuberculosis, threadworm)
- Severe liver disease (cirrhosis)
- Certain mental/mood conditions (e.g., psychosis, depression)
- Head injury
- Previously infected joint
- Stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., diverticulitis, ulcer, ulcerative colitis)
- Thyroid problems
- Untreated mineral problems (e.g., low potassium or calcium)
- Pregnancy or lactation