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Aristocort

No Prescription

Aristocort is a corticosteroid. Aristocort is prescribed to treat allergies, arthritis, asthma, skin problems, and many other conditions. Aristocort helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.

Contraindications

Aristocort is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances;
- Diabetes;
- Infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection;
- Liver disease;
- Osteoporosis;
- Previous heart attack;
- Seizures;
- Stomach or intestine disease;
- Thyroid disease;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Aristocort, corticosteroids, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Breast-feeding;

Interactions

Do not take Aristocort with any of the following drugs:
- Mifepristone;
- Aspirin;
- Other steroid drugs;
- Vaccines and other immunization products;

Side Effects

Aristocort side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Black, tarry stools;
- Breathing difficulty;
- Change in vision;
- Confusion, depression, excitement, mood swings;
- Dizziness;
- Fever, infection, sores that do not heal;
- Frequent passing of urine;
- Increased thirst;
- High blood pressure;
- Menstrual problems;
- Pain in back, hips, shoulders, ribs;
- Rounding of face;
- Seizures;
- Stomach pain;
- Swelling of feet, hands;
- Unusual bruising or red pinpoint spots on the skin;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Headache;
- Increased sweating;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body;
- Upset stomach, nausea;

Dosage

AZMACORT

The Azmacort Inhaler unit is for oral inhalation only.

Adults

The usual dose is 2 inhalations (about 200 micrograms), taken 3 or 4 times a day or 4 inhalations taken twice a day. The daily dose should not exceed 16 inhalations.

Children 6 to 12 Years of Age

The usual dose is 1 or 2 inhalations (100 to 200 micrograms), taken 3 or 4 times a day or 2 to 4 inhalations taken twice a day. The daily dose should not exceed 12 inhalations.

Children Under 6 Years of Age

The safety and effectiveness of this drug have not been established in children under 6 years of age.

NASACORT

Adults and Children Aged 12 and Older

The usual starting dose is 220 micrograms a day, taken as 2 sprays in each nostril once a day. (One spray is 55 micrograms.) If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose up to 440 micrograms a day, taken all at once, twice a day, or 4 times a day. Once Nasacort has started to work, your doctor may decrease the dose to 110 micrograms a day.

Children 6 Through 11 Years of Age

The usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day, for a total of 220 micrograms a day. Your doctor will adjust the dose to best suit the child.

Children Under 6 Years of Age

The safety and effectiveness of Nasacort in children under 6 years of age have not been established.

NASACORT AQ

Adults and Children Aged 12 and Older

The usual starting dose is 220 micrograms taken as 2 sprays in each nostril once a day. Once your symptoms are under control, your doctor may reduce the dose to 110 micrograms a day.

Children Aged 6 to 12

The recommended starting dose is 110 micrograms per day taken as 1 spray in each nostril once a day. The maximum dose is 220 micrograms per day taken as 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.

Children Under 6 Years of Age

Safety and effectiveness have not been established for children under 6.

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