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||BRAND NAME : Aristocort/Aristocort A
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Triamcinolone acetonide
Aristocort, Azmacort, Acetocot, Aristopak, Aristospan Injection, Clinacort, Clinalog, Cort-K, Kenaject-40, Kenalog-10, Kenalog-40, TAC 3, Tramacort-D, Triam-A, Triam-Forte, Triamcot, Triamonide 40, Trilog, Trilone, Tristoject
Aristocort, Azmacort Uses:
Azmacort and Nasacort are metered-dose inhalers containing the anti-inflammatory steroid medication, triamcinolone acetonide; Nasacort AQ is a metered-dose pump spray. Azmacort is used as long-term therapy to control bronchial asthma attacks. Nasacort and Nasacort AQ are prescribed to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other nasal allergies. Nasacort is also used in the treatment of nasal polyps (projecting masses of tissue in the nose).
Aristocort, Azmacort Dosage:
The Azmacort Inhaler unit is for oral inhalation only.
the usual dose is 2 inhalations (about 200 micrograms), taken 3 or 4 times a day or 4 inhalations taken twice a day. The daily dose should not exceed 16 inhalations.
Children 6 to 12 Years of Age
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. The daily dose should not exceed 12 inhalations.
Children Under 6 Years of Age
the safety and effectiveness of this drug have not been established in children under 6 years of age.
Aristocort, Azmacort Contraindications :
Do not use any of these medications if you are allergic to or sensitive to any of the ingredients. Do not use Azmacort if:
Your asthma can be controlled with airway openers and other non-steroid medications.You require only occasional steroid treatment for asthma. (Azmacort is not for treatment of prolonged, severe asthma attacks where fast-acting measures are required.)You have bronchitis not associated with asthma.
Aristocort, Azmacort Side Effects:
More common side effects of Azmacort may include : Back pain, flu symptoms, headache, sinus inflammation, sore throat
Aristocort, Azmacort Overdose:
An overdose is likely to be signaled by an increase in side effects. Accidental contact with the contents of the canister would most likely irritate your nose and give you a headache.
Aristocort, Azmacort Missed dose:
Use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Aristocort, Azmacort Storage:
Store at room temperature. Since the contents of the aerosol inhalant are under pressure, do not puncture the container and do not use or store the medication near heat or open flame. Exposure to temperatures above 120 degrees F. may cause the container to explode.
Aristocort, Azmacort More information: Aristocort/Aristocort A