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Generic: Desonide (des oh nide)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Desowen is a topical treatment for managing several skin related problems. It lessens the effect of those substances which cause inflammation, redness, and swelling like symptoms. Desowen topical steroid is effective to manage certain skin conditions including allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. For optimum benefit patient should follow all the prescription instructions and take this medication for the recommended duration regularly.

A regular watch on the symptoms is required and if symptoms don’t get better, advice of healthcare provider should be taken. Special attention and caution is required if this treatment is used in children. 

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What are the cautions that one should take while taking treatment with Desowen?

  • Always use the permitted quantity of Desowen cream as per your prescription. Using extra quantity or more than recommended doses for a long time may increase the possibility of developing side effects associated with Desowen.
  • The treatment comes with greater risks for children and should be used with caution in this population. Have a discussion with your healthcare provider if your kid develops symptoms such as blurred vision, feeling dizzy, pounding heartbeat, increased thirst, unusual tiredness.
  • If someone develops symptoms of allergic reaction after using Desowen Cream, he/she should drop the treatment right away and consult their doctor. In such condition generally patients are reported with skin rashes, burning, hurtful, swelling, or irritation on the skin like symptoms.
  • The treatment with Desowen should be discontinued before undergoing any surgery and do let your doctor know about your treatment with Desowen.
  • Avoid using harsh skin products, cosmetics on the skin area where you are applying Desowen cream.
  • This medication is for external use only. Avoid getting it in your eyes, nostrils, mouth like delicate areas.
  • This treatment must not be used on damaged or wounds or broken or burned skin.

What are the health conditions in which this treatment should be used with extreme caution?

Following health conditions can interact with your treatment of Desowen cream and you should inform your prescriber at the time of consultation if you have any of these:

  • any type of active infection
  • suffering from decreased healing of any skin condition
  • huge areas of burned or broken or damaged skin
  • skin thinning
  • allergic reaction to desowen or corticosteroids or any other products
  • females who are pregnant or planning for baby
  • breast-feeding mothers
  • pediatric patients


How should anyone use this Desowen cream?

By following simple tips as listed below, you can complete your treatment successfully:

  • Wash hands with soap prior applying Desowen cream.
  • Use a thin layer of medication on the affected area of the skin and gently spread around.
  • After use give time so that medicine get absorb by the skin. Do not cover skin with cloth as it can rub with skin and cause irritation.
  • Use this medicine carefully if you are applying it delicate skin of infants. Follow all the instructions of your doctor.


What I should do if I have missed a regular schedule of applying Desowen cream?

In case you have missed a regular schedule of using Desowen cream, use it as soon as you remember it.  If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, it is too late and next dosing schedule in nearby, and then you can skip the missed dose. Do not apply extra dose of Desowen to make up for the missed dose. It will not help to get your skin condition better.


Are there any possible side effects that can trouble my treatment with Desowen topical?

Patient’s treatment with Desowen can get in trouble if he/ she develop allergic responses such as hives, difficulty in breathing, unusual puffiness on face, lips, tongue, or throat. In such condition he/ she should not use Desowen cream further and go for medical checkup.

In uncommon incidences patients have reported following adverse reactions while using Desowen topical in any form:

  • blurred vision
  • mood changes
  • sleep problems (insomnia)
  • weight gain
  • puffiness on face
  • muscle weakness
  • unusual tiredness

The above listed problems don’t occur normally and most of the patients complete their treatment with Desowen successfully. However, any abnormal sign that have started to occur after using it should not be overlooked. Contact your doctor to discuss your issues.

How Desowen Cream should be stored?

  • Store it out of the sight and reach of kids.
  • Dispose all out of date and expiry medicines.
  • Keep your Desowen cream at room temperature in a moisture free container.
  • Keep it away from excessive heat and direct light.
  • Do not freeze.