Aristospan is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Aristospan is also indicated to treat acute gouty arthritis, acute and subacute bursitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, and synovitis of osteoarthritis. Aristospan is also referred to by its drug name, triamcinolone hexacetonide.
Aristospan belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects on multiple organ systems. Aristospan is believed to work by reducing inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Aristospan is injected intramuscularly (into a muscle) or into joint spaces by a healthcare provider.
Aristospan comes in the form of an injectable suspension. It should be administered exactly as prescribed by a physician.
The FDA-approved label for Aristospan lists common side effects including allergic reactions, skin reactions such as acne or hyperpigmentation, irregular menstrual periods, thinning hair, fluid retention, increased appetite, nausea, muscle weakness, and osteoporosis.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Aristospan include blurred vision, serious heart issues including heart failure, enlarged liver, swelling, seizures, unusual mood or behavior changes, increased pressure in the skill, and low adrenal gland hormones.
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Aristospan — RxList