What is Desowen (Desonide) used for?
Desowen (Desonide) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. It operates by reducing inflammation of the skin to prevent pain, irritation, and swelling associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Desowen (Desonide)?
Desowen (Desonide) is normally prescribed to be applied two to three times each day, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine rinse and dry the area being treated to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water to prevent the cream from contacting the mucous membranes or other areas of the skin not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Desowen (Desonide)?
Desowen (Desonide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual mood changes, blurry vision, unusual swelling or weight gain, muscle fatigue, or insomnia. Inform your doctor as soon as any unusual or worrying symptoms appear to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not apply Desowen (Desonide) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used by patients with acne, bacterial skin infections, fungal skin infections, viral skin infections, rosacea, or widespread plaque psoriasis. Also inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Desowen (Desonide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Desowen (Desonide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.