Aristocort R Ointment (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Medication


Aristocort R Ointment (Triamcinolone Acetonide)

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Aristocort R Ointment is prescribed for a range of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses 

 such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and skin rashes. 

Aristocort R Ointment is a corticosteroid of moderate to high potency. Although the precise mechanism of its anti-inflammatory action is not fully understood, it is thought to relieve itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort associated with diverse skin conditions. 

Uses and Dosage 

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

This ointment is indicated for topical application on the skin; however, refrain from applying it to the face, groin, or underarms unless directed by your doctor. 

Aristocort R Ointment is typically administered to the affected skin area two to four times per day as prescribed by the doctor. 

To properly apply this ointment, follow these steps: 

  1. Start by washing and thoroughly drying your hands. 
  2. Clean and dry the affected area before the application of the ointment. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of the ointment onto the affected area and gently massage it in. 
  4. Following application, wash your hands unless the ointment is used for hand treatment. 

Refrain from using any coverings, bandages, or wraps on the treated area unless directed by your doctor. 

Avoid wearing plastic pants or snug-fitting diapers while treating the diaper area with this ointment. 

Refrain from applying this ointment on areas that have infections or open sores. 

Exercise caution when applying this ointment near the eyes to prevent accidental contact that may exacerbate or lead to glaucoma. 

Similarly, prevent contact with the nose or mouth. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth, ensure thorough rinsing with a lot of water. 

For optimal effectiveness, adhere closely to the prescribed instructions for using Aristocort R Ointment. Refrain from exceeding the recommended dosage or extending its application beyond the specified duration. 

Side Effects 

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

Common Side Effects 

  • Burning, itching, dryness, or irritation on the treated skin 
  • Redness or crusting near hair follicles 
  • Itching or redness surrounding the mouth area 
  • Allergic skin reactions 
  • Formation of stretch marks 
  • Occurrence of acne or increased body hair growth 
  • Thinning or modification of skin texture and color 
  • Manifestation of whitened or “pruned” skin resulting from tight bandages or coverings on the treated skin 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Worsening of the skin condition 
  • Noticeable redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation in the treated skin 
  • Vision-related issues: 
    • Blurred vision 
    • Tunnel vision 
    • Eye discomfort or pain 
    • Seeing halos around lights 
  • Elevated blood sugar levels, characterized by: 
    • Heightened thirst 
    • Frequent urination 
    • Dry mouth 
    • Fruity breath odor 
  • Potential indications of Aristocort R Ointment absorption through the skin including: 
    • Weight gain, particularly in the facial, upper back, and torso areas 
    • Delayed wound healing 
    • Changes in skin thickness or color 
    • Increased body hair growth 
    • Muscle weakness 
    • Nausea 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Fatigue 
    • Mood swings 
    • Altered menstrual patterns 
    • Changes in sexual function 

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

Children are more prone to increased absorption of Aristocort R Ointment through their skin, potentially leading to side effects such as: 

  • Growth retardation 
  • Headaches 
  • Pain behind the eyes 

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

Allergic Reactions 

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

  • Face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Hives 

This list does not cover all side effects of Aristocort R Ointment. Tell your doctor if you experience other effects. 


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

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

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

The effectiveness of Aristocort R Ointment is generally unaffected by concurrent medication use. Nevertheless, providing a comprehensive list of all your medications, including prescribed and non-prescribed medications, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies, to all healthcare professionals involved in your care is recommended. 

The application of Aristocort R Ointment may elevate glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine. Inform your physician if you have diabetes. 

The use of Aristocort R Ointment during pregnancy should be limited to essential cases. Seek guidance from your doctor to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages. 

Consult your doctor regarding the potential transfer of this triamcinolone into breast milk when applied topically, as other drugs in the same class have been known to pass into breast milk when ingested. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Triamcinolone Acetonide





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