Aristocort C Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Medication


Aristocort C Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide)

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Aristocort C Cream is indicated for addressing corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash.  

Aristocort C Cream is a corticosteroid of medium to strong potency. While its precise mechanism of action remains unclear, it is believed to mitigate swelling, itching, and redness associated with the mentioned conditions. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Aristocort C Cream and with every prescription refill, thoroughly review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. For questions and concerns, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 

Aristocort C Cream is indicated for skin use only; however, it should not be used in the face, groin, or underarms unless instructed by the doctor. 

Typically, this cream is applied to the affected skin area two to three times daily. 

To properly apply Aristocort C Cream, follow these steps: 

  1. Begin by washing and drying your hands thoroughly.  
  2. Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry before applying the cream. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it in as per your doctor’s instructions. 
  4. After applying the cream, wash your hands unless you are using the cream to treat your hands.  

Refrain from using any coverings, bandages, or wraps on the treated area unless your doctor specifically instructed to do so.  

Avoid using plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers when tending to the diaper area. 

Do not apply this cream if there is an infection or open sore in the treatment area. 

When applying this cream near the eyes, exercise caution to prevent accidental contact, as it could exacerbate or lead to glaucoma. Likewise, avoid contact with the nose or mouth. In the event of contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse thoroughly with ample water. 

For the best results, use Aristocort C Cream exactly as directed. Refrain from exceeding the prescribed amount or prolonging its usage beyond the recommended period. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Aristocort C Cream. Notify your doctor immediately should any of these symptoms persist or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Burning, itching, dryness, or irritation of the treated skin 
  • Redness or crusting near hair follicles 
  • Itching or redness around the mouth 
  • Allergic skin reactions 
  • Development of stretch marks 
  • Acne or increased body hair growth 
  • Skin thinning or discoloration 
  • White or “pruned” skin appearance (resulting from tight bandages or coverings over treated skin) 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Deterioration of the skin condition 
  • Redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of treated skin 
  • Vision abnormalities like: 
    • Blurred vision 
    • Tunnel vision 
    • Eye pain 
    • Seeing halos around lights 
  • Elevated blood sugar levels, marked by: 
    • Increased thirst 
    • Frequent urination 
    • Dry mouth 
    • Fruity breath odor 
  • Potential indications of Aristocort C Cream absorption through the skin such as: 
    • Weight gain (especially in the face, upper back, and torso) 
    • Delayed wound healing 
    • Skin thinning or discoloration 
    • Increased body hair 
    • Muscle weakness 
    • Nausea 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Fatigue 
    • Mood Swings 
    • Alterations in menstrual patterns 
    • Changes in sexual function 

Contact your doctor immediately if you exhibit any of the serious side effects listed above. 

Children are more susceptible to absorbing increased quantities of Aristocort C Cream through their skin, potentially leading to side effects like: 

  • Growth delay 
  • Headaches 
  • Ocular discomfort 

In infants, this cream may cause a noticeable bulge in the soft spot on top of their head where the skull has not fully closed yet. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Aristocort C Cream may trigger a severe allergic response. Seek medical aid right away if any signs of an allergic reaction manifest, such as: 

  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Hives 
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This list does not cover all side effects of Aristocort C Cream. Tell your doctor if you experience any unexpected effects. 


Before starting treatment with Aristocort C Cream, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to triamcinolone or to other corticosteroids like hydrocortisone and prednisone. 

Consult your pharmacist for further information about this cream, as it may contain inactive components that could cause allergic reactions or other negative responses. 

To ensure Aristocort C Cream is safe for you, disclose your medical background to your doctor, especially if you have a history of impaired blood circulation or immune system deficiencies. 

The effectiveness of Aristocort C Cream is generally unaffected by concomitant drug use. Nevertheless, disclose your entire medication profile, including prescribed and non-prescribed medications, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies, to all healthcare professionals involved in your care. 

Notify your doctor of any diabetes diagnosis, as steroid medications such as Aristocort C Cream may elevate your blood or urine glucose levels. 

Pregnant women should only use Aristocort C Cream when necessary. Have a detailed conversation with your doctor regarding this cream’s potential risks and benefits before use. 

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding and exercise caution when applying Aristocort C Cream to your chest to prevent contact with the nursing infant’s mouth. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Triamcinolone Acetonide





Quantities Available:

30g, 50g, 60g

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