DESOWEN Rx

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DESOWEN

Topical steroids
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Desonide 0.05%; crm; lotion.

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Indications for DESOWEN:

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adult:

Apply a thin film to affected areas 2–3 times daily; discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid use near eyes, on face, groin, or axillae. Do not use for diaper dermatitis or on pre-existing skin atrophy. Risk of HPA axis suppression with high-potency steroids, prolonged use, application to large surface area, use of occlusive dressings, altered skin barrier, liver failure, young age; discontinue gradually, or reduce dose or potency if occurs. Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Adverse Reactions:

Burning, stinging, irritation, contact dermatitis, condition worsened, skin peeling, itching, intense transient erythema, dryness/scaliness; HPA axis suppression (esp. in children).

How Supplied:

Crm—15g, 60g; Lotion—2oz, 4oz