Desonide treats itchy skin. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose and mouth.
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Uses of Desonide
Desonide is used in the treatment of:
- Facial Dermatoses
- Foot Dermatoses
- Hand Dermatoses
- Leg Dermatoses
- Scalp Dermatoses
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Desonide Brand Names
Desonide may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Desonide Drug Class
Desonide is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Desonidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Desonide and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Desonide falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Desonide should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Desonide should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take desonide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Desonide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Desonide is available in the following doses:
- Acetic Acid-desonide Otic 2%-0.05% Otic Solution
- Desonide Topical 0.05% Topical Cream
- Desonide Topical 0.05% Topical Foam
- Desonide Topical 0.05% Topical Gel
- Desonide Topical 0.05% Topical Lotion
- Desonide Topical 0.05% Topical Ointment
- Desonide Topical 0.05% With Emollients Topical Kit
- Desonide Topical Compounding Powder
Forms of Medication
Desonide is available in the following forms:
- Otic Solution
- Topical Cream
- Topical Foam
- Topical Gel
- Topical Lotion
- Topical Ointment