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What is desonide?

Desonide is a prescription drug. It comes in five forms, all of which are topical (applied to the skin). These forms are cream, lotion, ointment, gel, and foam.

Desonide topical cream is available as the brand-name drug DesOwen Cream. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or form as the brand-name version.

Desonide may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to use it with other medications.

Use

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.

This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water.

This medicine should only be used for skin conditions that your doctor is treating. Check with your doctor before using it for other conditions, especially if you think that a skin infection may be present. This medicine should not be used to treat certain kinds of skin infections or conditions, such as severe burns.

Side Effects

Stinging, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness may occur when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsn, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, excessive hair growth, hair bumps (folliculitis).

Precautions

Before using desonide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, other skin conditions (e.g., rosacea, perioral dermatitis).

Important warnings

Hormonal changes warning: If this drug is used regularly and at very high doses, it may cause changes in your adrenal glands (glands that make hormones). This can cause conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome. Symptoms include a round face, weight gain in the center of your body, a hump on your back, and pink or purple stretch marks on your stomach, thighs, arms, and chest. Hormonal changes can also cause adrenal insufficiency. Symptoms can include tiredness, muscle weakness, and weight loss.

Skin irritation warning: If you’re taking this drug and you develop a skin rash, itchy skin, swelling, blisters, irritation, or if your condition gets worse, call your doctor. You may need to stop taking this drug.

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