Aristocort is a synthetic hormonal drug, belonging to the group of corticosteroids. It is used for the treatment of different allergic diseases, asthma and inflammatory processes in the body. Aristocort is described in detail in this article.
Getting to the body, this ingredient has an anti-allergic, immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory effect. The difference of Aristocort from the drugs with similar action is that it suppresses the production of, corticotropin in pituitary, without disturbing a water-salt balance or holding sodium in the body. Affecting an inflammatory process, this drug can reduce the level of proteolytic enzymes, decrease the secretion and releasing of allergic mediators, stopping the inflammation.
In this case you should read the indications to the use of this hormonal drug. The range of use of Aristocort is quite broad: chronic respiratory diseases, accompanied by obstruction, hay fever, skin and general allergic diseases (dermatitis, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, psoriasis, conjunctivitis, neurodermatitis, atopic and eczematoid dermatitis). According to the feedbacks, this drug has proved to be excellent for the treatment of the prostate diseases, oncological blood diseases, and a therapy of adrenal insufficiency.
Aristocort is used in the form of fluid for injections for the treatment of arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, systemic lupus erythematosus, articular dropsy, articular capsule disorders and the diseases of connective tissue.
Considering the use of hormonal drug Aristocort, you should remember that it is better to take the pills in the mornings. At that, if the daily dose doesn’t exceed 16 mg, the drug is taken at a time, and if it is more- in a few times. The accurate dosage of the drug is prescribed directly by the doctor depending on the existing disease, but in most cases the adult patients take 4- 32 mg of Aristocort 4- 32 a day. In case of diagnosed chronic leukemia, the patients must take a higher dosage of Aristocort- 75 mg a day. If there are some side effects, this dosage must decreased by 2 mg every three days.
Considering the side effects of Aristocort, the instruction for use draws your attention to the fact that this drug can cause an appetite disorder, flatulence, sickness or vomiting, increased blood clots, pancreatic dysfunctions, hypertension, dizziness, sleep disorder and nervous disorder. In exceptional cases, the drug can cause an increased intracranial pressure, depressive state, psychosis and confusion.
Keep in mind that the drug is contraindicated to the children under 6 years old, patients with diabetes, glaucoma, operations, increased risk of clotting, ulcer, pregnancy, breastfeeding and intolerance to an active ingredient of the drug.