Desonide

generic for Desonate

What is Desonide?

Common Brand(s): Desonate, Desowen, Tridesilon

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Desonide reduces the swelling, itching and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. Desonide is a mild corticosteroid.

Uses

  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • skin inflammation
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • allergic dermatitis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus
  • granuloma annulare
  • plaque psoriasis
  • pruritus ani
  • genital organ pruritus
  • lichen simplex chronicus
  • pruritus of skin
  • scalp psoriasis

Usage Instructions

Use this medication only on the skin.

Wash your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-3 times daily, or as directed by your doctor. If using the gel, apply the gel usually only 2 times daily. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the area unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash and dry your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma, or cause irritation. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse right away with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition prescribed.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.

Storage

Different brands/strengths of this medication may have different storage requirements. Read the package labeling or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements for the product you are using. Store the medication away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.