Aristocort is a drug which is used for treating several medical conditions, including but not restricted to, inadequacy of adrenal cortex, allergic disorders,inflammatory disorders & connective tissue disorders. Aristocort is basically a corticosteroid which works by reducing the inflammation & modifying the immune system of the body.
Composition of Aristocort
Aristocort Forte is basically a sterile suspension consisting of 40 mg/mL triamcinolone diacetatewhich is micronized and suspended in a composition consisting of Polysorbate 80 (0.20%), Polyethylene Glycol (3%), Sodium Chloride (0.85%), Benzyl Alcohol (0.90%), and water for Injection q.s. (100%). Hydrochloric acid or/and sodium hydroxide can be used during the process of manufacturing to adjust the pH of the suspension to approx 6.Triamcinolone diacetate is sparingly soluble in alcohol & methanol,practically insoluble in water, slightly soluble in ether and soluble in chloroform. This preparation is fit for parenteral administration through the use of a 23-gauge needle (sometimes larger), but not suitable for the intravenous use. It may also be administered by the intra-articular, intrasynovialor intramuscular routes which totally depend on the situation.Irreversible clumping happens when this medication is frozen.
Triamcinolone diacetatetypically occurs as a white to an off white coloured, microcrystalline powder.
Uses of Aristocort
This medication can be used for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions which includes eczema, dermatitis, rashand allergies. Triamcinolone reduces the itching, swelling and redness that might occur in these type of conditions.
Side Effects of Aristocort
In case of Aristocort, the following are the side effects which one might experience after consumption of the medication:
- tightness in the chest
- black, tarry stools
- changes in the menstrual periods
- fast heartbeat
- sore throat,
- difficulty in breathing
- psychotic behavior
- feeling of vomiting
- swelling of the legs
- unusual weight gain
- vision problems
In case of Aristocort, the following are the common side effects which one might experience after consumption of the medication:
- Bone fractures
- changes in the mood
- Difficulty in sleeping
- changes in the appetite
- stomach bloating
Contraindications of Aristocort
One should not use aristocort in case of the following:
- If one is allergic to the ingredients in Aristocort
- If one has some fungal infection
- If one is taking mifepristone
Pregnancy and Aristocort
Aristocort should be taken by one if the benefits of it far outweigh the effects of it. The doctor should be informed in case of pregnancy. In case of passage into the breast milk, the doctors are not aware if this passes into the breast milk or not. Hence a new born should not be breast fed while taking this medicine.
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