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Triamcinolone Acetonide

Triamcinolone Acetonide

What Conditions does Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Treat?

  • Reddish Nodules Arranged in a Circle On the Skin
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis of Scalp
  • Skin Rash that Becomes Thick & Discolored From Rubbing It
  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Genital Itching
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an Allergy
  • Disease that Causes Disc-Shaped Patches On the Upper Body
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Anal Itching
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Itching


The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

How to Work?

Aristocort is a type of cortisone and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is available as both a cream and an ointment.The active ingredient in Aristocort cream and ointment is triamcinolone acetonide 0.02%.Aristocort cream also contains the following inactive ingredients:Benzyl alcohol;Wax-emulsifying;Isopropyl palmitate;Glycerol;Sorbitol (70% noncrystallising);Lactic acid;Water-purified.


Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with triamcinolone topical can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.Avoid using this medication on your face, near your eyes, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin.

Side Effect

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs that you may be absorbing triamcinolone topical through your skin or gums:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • uneven heartbeats;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • feeling tired.


Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Do not use near eyes, or on diaper dermatitis or pre-existing skin atrophy. Do not use fluorinated steroids longer than 1 week on the face. Avoid abrupt cessation in chronic use. Systemic absorption increased by broken or inflamed skin, prolonged use, application to large surface area, or use of occlusive dressings. Occlude only if necessary; do not occlude higher potency products.