Aristocort Forte (Injection)


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ARISTOCORT FORTE


IS ARISTOCORT FORTE MADE ANYMORE?  I CALLED THE COMPANY SANDOZ AND THEY COULD NOT REALLY TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT IT.  I CANNOT FIND IT IN ANY OF OUR DRUG REFERENCE BOOKS SO AM LOST.  OUR PHYSICIANS ARE ASKING FOR IT BUT I CANNOT FIND ANY...
by D SAMUELSON in KNOXVILLE, IA, 05/11/2009

Aristocort Forte (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Aristocort Forte (Injection)

Aristocort Forte (Injection) Medication Classification

TRIAMCINOLONE (Injection)

Aristocort Forte (Injection) Brandname

Kenalog-10, Kenalog-40, Triam-Forte, Triamcot, Aristocort Forte, Clinacort, Aristocort, Aristospan

Aristocort Forte (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Triamcinolone (trye-am-SIN-oh-lone) Treats inflammation, certain types of arthritis, and many other medical problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Aristocort Forte (Injection)

D o not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to triamcinolone. You should not use triamcinolone if you have a fungal infection.

How Should You Use Aristocort Forte (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine may be given into the buttocks, upper arm, thigh, or other large muscle. This is called an IM, or intramuscular (in-tra-MUSS-cue-lar) injection.
  • This medicine may be given into a joint such as a knee or shoulder. This is called an intraarticular (in-tra-are-TIC-you-lar) injection.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Aristocort Forte (Injection) Storage

Store Aristocort Forte (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Aristocort Forte (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Aristocort Forte (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking insulin, diuretics (water pills), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin, Coumadin®, or estrogen.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots).

Aristocort Forte (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Before using triamcinolone, let your doctor know if you have liver or thyroid problems, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, or herpes simplex that affects your eyes.
  • Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin.
  • It may be easier for you to get an infection while you are receiving triamcinolone. Avoid crowded places or being near people who are sick.
  • If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are taking triamcinolone.

Aristocort Forte (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Black or tarry stools
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Unexplained fever, sore throat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Fluid retention, weight gain
  • Restlessness, anxiety, mood changes
  • Sweating
  • Redness of the face
  • Easy bruising, small purple spots on your skin
  • Thinning skin, acne
  • Increased hair growth
  • Irregular menstrual periods

Aristocort Forte (Injection) Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.0****

 

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CHARLES, JOHNSTOWN,PA. - 04/28/2013

Suffered for five years in the shoulder from an accident 19 years ago. Got an injection in the shoulder and within two minutes my pain was gone.I can now sleep at night without being up every hour.It has been three months and hope it last for a long time.