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Desowen (Desonide) Drug Price and Information

Desonide (Desowen) 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.

Desowen - Gaiderma

Desowen  Lotion

Generic : Desonide
0.05% w/w
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Desowen (Desonide) from Gaiderma


Medical condition(s) for which Desowen may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

Side effects of Desowen

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

How to use Desowen?

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


When Should Desowen not be taken? (Contraindications)



Warnings and Precautions for Desowen

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.

Other Precautions for Desowen

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

Storage Conditions for Desowen

Store between 15° and 30° C.

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