Aristocort (triamcinolone acetonide) belongs to the class of corticosteroid drugs. It is used in the treatment of certain skin diseases, including psoriasis and allergic eczema. It can also be used to eliminate itching in the vagina, anal opening or ears. The drug acts by reducing the action of substances that cause inflammation and swelling in the body.
Its therapeutic effect is achieved due to its ability to suppress tissue macrophages, fibroblasts, leukocytes, the formation of collagen. The action of the drug is aimed at restricting the movement of leukocytes to the area of inflammation, the impaired ability of macrophage cells to phagocytosis. It also stabilizes the lysosome membranes, which leads to a decrease in the concentration of enzymes-proteases in the area of inflammation. The drug stimulates gluconeogenesis, increasing the activity of the enzymes involved in it, and acts as a catalyst in bone tissue, muscles, skin, lymphoid, connective, adipose tissues.
Side effects may include:
violation of the menstrual cycle,
the formation of "moon face",
increased blood glucose levels
redistribution of adipose tissue,
growth retardation in children,
steroid gastric ulcer,
erosive and ulcerative lesions of the digestive tract,
rear subcapsular cataract,
increased intraocular pressure
exacerbation of infectious diseases.
External use of the drug can cause eczema, purpura, itching, skin irritation, steroid acne. Long-term use may cause the development of secondary infectious signs, atrophic skin changes.
Be sure to get the consultation of your doctor in order to protect yourself from all these dangerous side effects and make your treatment really effective.