Azucort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) 0.1% 40 gr Cream
THIS IS THE BRAND MEDICATION
Triamcinolone Acetonide(CORTICOSTEROIDS)is used to treat swelling, inflammation, and itching of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, poison ivy, allergies and other irritations. Corticosteroids for the skin are available in different strengths and forms (e.g., creams, ointments, lotions and gels). The type of medication used depends on the location of your condition and the type of skin problem being treated. Creams are the most frequently used form. Lotions and gels may be better suited to hairy areas. Ointments may be better suited for dry areas and when a stronger effect or skin protection is desired.
Clean and dry the affected area before applying the Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream. To apply, gently rub a small amount of the medication into the affected area and surrounding skin in a thin layer unless otherwise directed by your physician. How often the medication is applied and for how long depends on your condition and response to treatment. Covering the area being treated may increase the absorption of the medication through the skin. This may improve how well the drug works, but it may also increase the risk of side effects. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do so by your doctor. Do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers on children being treated with this medication in the diaper area unless directed to do so by your doctor. This medication is for use on the skin only. Avoid using this medication around the eyes unless directed to do so by your doctor. Certain preparations must be shaken well before use (e.g., certain lotions). Check the label closely and be sure to follow all directions. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Triamcinolone Acetonide may cause burning, stinging, itching, or redness when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Acne and excess hair growth may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: skin discoloration, skin thinning or stretch marks. Skin infections can become worse when using this medication. Appropriate antibiotic or antifungal treatment should be started if you have a skin infection. Consult with your physician. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling or irritation does not improve. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using CORTICOSTEROIDS, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: circulation problems, glaucoma, impaired immune system. Because of the increased risk of side effects from prolonged use, treatment with clobetasol, halobetasol propionate and augmented betamethasone dipropionate for more than two weeks in a row is not recommended. Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period of time if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: vision problems, persistent headache, increased thirst or urination, unusual weakness or weight loss, dizziness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and inform them that you use (or have used) this medication. This medication should be used cautiously during pregnancy and only if clearly needed. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor. Small amounts of this medication may appear in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
How to use
Use this medicine only in the skin. But do not use on face, groin or underarms unless yourdoctor indique.Lávese and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry theaffected area. Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover, bandage or wrap the treated areaunless your doctor tells you. If you apply this medication in the diaper area of children, do not use tight-fitting diapers or pants plástico.Lávese hands after applying medication, unless you are using to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid contact with eyes, as it can cause glaucoma or make it worse. Also avoid contact with the nose or mouth. If contact with eyes, nose or mouth, rinse with plenty agua.Sólo use this medication for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use for longer than recetado.Notifique your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
- Name of medicine: Azucort
- Comparable patent medicine: Aritoscort A
- Active ingredient: Triamcinolone
- Presentation: Cream
- Extended-release tablets: No
- Concentration: 0.1%
- Lab: Collins
- Box of 1 tube 40 gr
- Made in: Mexico