Aristocort

 
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Without a Prescription

Aristocort is metered-dose inhalers containing the anti-inflammatory steroid medication, triamcinolone acetonide Aristocort AQ is a metered-dose pump spray.
Aristocort does not provide rapid relief in an asthma attack.
Aristocort is prescribed as long-term therapy to control bronchial asthma attacks.
For quick relief, you must still use airway-opening medications.
Instead, it reduces the frequency and severity of attacks when taken on a regular basis.
Aristocort and Aristocort AQ are prescribed to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other nasal allergies.
Aristocort is prescribed in the treatment of nasal polyps (projecting masses of tissue in the nose).

Side Effects

Aristocort side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking these medications.

Aristocort

More common side effects of Aristocort may include:
- Sore throat;
- Sinus inflammation;
- Headache;
- Flu symptoms;
- Back pain;

Less common side effects of Aristocort may include:
- Weight gain;
- Vomiting;
- Voice changes;
- Vaginal infection;
- Urinary tract infection;
- Toothache;
- Severe allergic reaction;
- Sensitivity to light;
- Rash;
- Pain;
- Muscle pain;
- Mouth infection;
- Irritated throat;
- Increased wheezing;
- Hoarseness;
- Hives;
- Facial swelling;
- Dry mouth;
- Diarrhea;
- Cough;
- Chest congestion;
- Bursitis;
- Bladder inflammation;
- Abdominal pain;

Aristocort

More common side effects of Aristocort may include:
- Headache;

Less common side effects of Aristocort may include:
- Throat;
- Throat discomfort;
- Sneezing;
- Nosebleeds;
- Nasal irritation;
- Nasal and sinus congestion;
- Mouth;
- Dryness of the membranes lining the nose;

Side effects of Aristocort in children aged 6 to 11 may include:
- Throat discomfort;
- Nosebleed;
- Nausea;
- Indigestion;
- Fever;
- Ear inflammation;
- Cough;

Aristocort AQ

Side effects of Aristocort AQ may include:
- Stuffy nose;
- Nosebleed;
- Headache;

Side effects of Aristocort AQ in children aged 6 to 11 may include:
- Vomiting;
- Sinus problems;
- Infection;
- Headache;
- Earache;
- Asthma;

Contraindications

Aristocort is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If they get worse;
- If you are allergic to or sensitive to any of the ingredients;
- If you are experiencing extreme stress;
- If you are using Aristocort and your airway-opening medication is not effective during an asthma attack;
- If you are using Aristocort or Aristocort aq;
- If you develop joint or muscular pain, weariness, and depression;
- If you develop nosebleeds or notice nasal irritation, burning, or stinging after using the medication;
- If you feel light-headed or find that you are losing weight;
- If you have bronchitis not associated with asthma;
- If you have just had an operation;
- If you have not fully healed from nasal ulcers, or an injury to your nose;
- If you have tuberculosis, an untreated infection, or a herpes infection of the eye;
- If you require only occasional steroid treatment for asthma. (Aristocort is not for treatment of prolonged, severe asthma attacks where fast-acting measures are required.);
- If you suspect a fungal infection;
- If your asthma can be controlled with airway openers and other non-steroid medications;
- If your symptoms do not improve after 3 weeks;
- If your wheezing gets worse after a dose of Aristocort;

Interactions

Do not take Aristocort with any of the following drugs:
Inhaled steroids such as Aristocort, Aristocort, and Aristocort AQ are not recommended for long-term use while you are taking prednisone (Deltasone).

Dosage

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Adults and Children Aged 12 and Older
If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose up to 440 micrograms a day, taken all at once, twice a day, or 4 times a day.
The usual starting dose is 220 micrograms a day, taken as 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.
Once Aristocort has started to work, your doctor may decrease the dose to 110 micrograms a day.

Children 6 Through 11 Years of Age
The usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day, for a total of 220 micrograms a day. Your doctor will adjust the dose to best suit the child.

Children Under 6 Years of Age
The safety and effectiveness of Aristocort in children under 6 years of age have not been established.

Aristocort

The Aristocort Inhaler unit is for oral inhalation only.

Adults
The daily dose should not exceed 16 inhalations.
The usual dose is 2 inhalations (about 200 micrograms), taken 3 or 4 times a day or 4 inhalations taken twice a day.

Children Under 6 Years of Age
The safety and effectiveness of this drug have not been established in children under 6 years of age.

Children 6 to 12 Years of Age
The daily dose should not exceed 12 inhalations.
The usual dose is 1 or 2 inhalations (100 to 200 micrograms), taken 3 or 4 times a day or 2 to 4 inhalations taken twice a day.

Aristocort AQ

Children Aged 6 to 12
The maximum dose is 220 micrograms per day taken as 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.
The recommended starting dose is 110 micrograms per day taken as 1 spray in each nostril once a day.

Adults and Children Aged 12 and Older
Once your symptoms are under control, your doctor may reduce the dose to 110 micrograms a day.
The usual starting dose is 220 micrograms taken as 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.

Children Under 6 Years of Age
Safety and effectiveness have not been established for children under 6.

Overdose

Accidental contact with the contents of the canister would most likely irritate your nose and give you a headache.
An overdose is likely to be signaled by an increase in side effects.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences.
If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
Without Prescription (2017)