Aristocort R Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Medication


Aristocort R Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide)

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Aristocort R Cream is prescribed to manage corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rashes. 

Aristocort R Cream is a corticosteroid with moderate to high potency. While the exact mechanism of its anti-inflammatory action remains uncertain, it is believed to alleviate swelling, itching, and redness associated with the said conditions. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before applying Aristocort R Cream and with each prescription refill, thoroughly review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. Should you have any questions or concerns, seek guidance from your doctor or pharmacist. 

This cream is intended for topical use on the skin, but avoid application to the face, groin, or underarms unless specifically instructed by your doctor. 

Typically, Aristocort R Cream is applied to the affected skin area two to four times daily as prescribed by the doctor. 

To properly apply this cream, follow these steps: 

  1. Start by washing and drying your hands. 
  2. Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry before applying the cream. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of the cream over the affected area and gently massage it in, as instructed by your doctor. 
  4. After application, clean your hands unless the cream is being used to treat your hands. 

Do not use any coverings, bandages, or wraps on the treated area unless your doctor specifically instructed to do so.  

Refrain from wearing plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers when treating a diaper area. 

This cream should not be applied on areas with infections or open sores. 

Caution should be exercised when applying this cream near the eyes to prevent unintended contact that could worsen or result in glaucoma.  

Likewise, avoid contact with the nose or mouth. If accidental contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth occurs, ensure thorough rinsing using ample water. 

To maximize efficacy, strictly follow the prescribed guidelines for applying Aristocort R Cream. Do not exceed the recommended amount or prolong its usage beyond the specified period. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Aristocort R Cream. Inform your doctor immediately should any of these symptoms last or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Burning, itching, dryness, or irritation in the treated skin 
  • Redness or crusting near hair follicles 
  • Itching or redness around the mouth 
  • Allergic skin reactions 
  • Formation of stretch marks 
  • Onset of acne or heightened body hair growth 
  • Thinning or alteration of skin texture and color 
  • Appearance of whitened or “pruned” skin due to tight bandages or coverings on treated skin 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Worsening of the skin condition 
  • Notable redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation in the treated skin 
  • Vision problems: 
    • Blurred vision 
    • Tunnel vision 
    • Eye pain 
    • Seeing halos around lights 
  • Elevated blood sugar levels, characterized by: 
    • Increased thirst 
    • Frequent urination 
    • Dry mouth 
    • Fruity breath odor 
  • Signs of Aristocort R Cream absorption through the skin including: 
    • Weight gain, particularly in the face, upper back, and torso 
    • Delayed wound healing 
    • Alterations in skin thickness or color 
    • Increased body hair 
    • Muscle weakness 
    • Nausea 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Fatigue 
    • Mood swings 
    • Changes in menstrual patterns 
    • Alterations in sexual function 

Call your doctor right away if you exhibit any of the serious side effects listed above. 

Children have a higher susceptibility to increased absorption of Aristocort R Cream through their skin, which can result in potential side effects, including: 

  • Growth delay 
  • Headaches 
  • Pain behind the eyes 

In infants, it may lead to a visible bulge in the soft spot on the top of their head, where the skull has not fully closed yet. 

Allergic Reactions 

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

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

This list does not cover all side effects of Aristorcort R Cream. Report to your doctor if you experience other effects. 


Before initiating Aristocort R Cream treatment, notify your doctor of any known allergies, particularly to triamcinolone or other corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone and prednisone. 

For additional details about this cream, consult your pharmacist, as it may contain inactive ingredients that have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other adverse responses. 

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

The efficacy of Aristocort R Cream is typically not influenced by concurrent medication use. However, providing a comprehensive list of all your medications, both prescribed and over the counter, as well as any dietary supplements or herbal remedies, to all healthcare providers involved in your treatment is recommended. 

Inform your doctor if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, as the use of steroid medications like Aristocort C Cream can cause an increase in your blood or urine glucose levels. 

Pregnant women should exercise caution when using Aristocort R Cream and consult their doctor for a thorough assessment of the cream’s potential benefits and risks prior to application. 

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding and be cautious when applying Aristocort R Cream on your chest to prevent any contact with the nursing infant’s mouth. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Triamcinolone Acetonide





Quantities Available:

30g, 60g

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