What is Desowen (Desonide) used for?
Desowen (Desonide) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat patients suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. The medication prevents the release of enzymes that cause swelling and pain associated with these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Desowen (Desonide)?
Always use Desowen (Desonide) according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results. It is normally applied two to three times each day, but your directions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your conditions. Rinse the area being treated with water to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a thin amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes.
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, weight gain, insomnia, or muscle fatigue. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent further problems.
Do not apply Desowen (Desonide) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medication if you are allergic to desonide or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Desowen (Desonide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.