triamcinolone (oral) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Aristocort)?
If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
What happens if I overdose (Aristocort)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
A single large dose of triamcinolone is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, high doses taken over a long period of time may cause weight gain, roundness of the face, increased facial hair growth, bruising, swelling, and muscle pain or weakness.
What should I avoid while taking triamcinolone (Aristocort)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with triamcinolone. Vaccines may not work as well while you are taking a steroid.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking triamcinolone.
What other drugs will affect triamcinolone (Aristocort)?
There are many other medicines that can interact with steroids. Below is only a partial list of these medicines:
- aspirin (taken on a daily basis or at high doses);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane); or
- seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with triamcinolone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about triamcinolone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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