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General Information on Desonide

Generic Name : Desonide

Pronunciation : DES-oh-nide

Latest prescription information about Desonide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents- Topical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Desonide

India : 

International : 

Desowen, Tridesilon

Why is Desonide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and contact dermatitis in both adults and children.  It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.

When should Desonide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Desonide?

It should be applied on the affected areas as a thin layer two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition.

How should Desonide be taken?

It comes as a lotion, gel, cream and ointment to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Desonide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of skin infections, cuts, scrapes, measles, tuberculosis, shingles, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, nose and mouth.

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the side effects of Desonide?

  Local: Stinging, burning, irritation, skin inflammation, redness of the skin, condition worsened, peeling of skin, itching and dryness/scaliness.

What are the other precautions for Desonide?

Serious side effects may occur if too much cream is absorbed through the skin.

What are the storage conditions for Desonide?

Store between 15 and 30 C.

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