Triamcinolone injection is used to treat inflammation (swelling), allergic reactions, certain types of arthritis, gout, skin diseases, and many other medical problems. It is given to patients who are not able to take medicines by the mouth. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).
Doses should be individualized based on the disease and lesion being treated. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles, a joint, or a spot on your skin called a lesion. Shake well before use to ensure a uniform suspension. Once syringe is prepared, inject promptly to prevent settling in syringe.
This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you or your child have a rash; itching; hoarseness; trouble breathing; trouble swallowing; or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving this medicine. This medicine may cause fluid retention (edema) in some patients. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet (especially on salt intake). Talk with your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you or your child are receiving this medicine because there are certain vaccines that you should not receive.
The presence of medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have Cirrhosis, Glaucoma, Heart disease, Hypertension, Intracranial hypertension, Kaposi's sarcoma, Kidney disease, Myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness), Stomach or bowel problems (e.g., diverticulitis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis), Cerebral malaria, Herpes infection of the eye, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (low platelet count), Tuberculosis infection or Thyroid problems.
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are aggression, agitation, anxiety, blurred vision, dizziness, decrease in the amount of urine, headache, irritability, mood changes, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, pounding in the ears, shortness of breath, troubled breathing at rest, weight gain fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking. Aristocort can interact with Desmopressin and Rotavirus Vaccine. Using this medicine with Aldesleukin, Bemiparin, Ceritinib, Idelalisib, Macimorelin, Nadroparin, Pixantrone, or Ritonavir is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. The risk is greater for children and for patients who use large amounts for a long time. Talk to your doctor if you have more than one of these symptoms while you are using this medicine: blurred vision; dizziness or fainting; a fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat; increased thirst or urination; irritability; or unusual tiredness or weakness.
Store at 20C to 25C (68F to 77F); do not refrigerate; avoid freezing; protect from light.
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