ApexiCon E Cream
Eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis are among the skin conditions that may be treated with ApexiCon E Cream. This prescription medicine is usually applied to the affected areas of the skin one to three times daily. As an emollient cream, this skin medicine is more moisturizing than other creams, yet is not greasy. Side effects may include itching, dryness, and burning of the skin.
ApexiCon® E Cream (diflorasone emollient cream) is a prescription skin medication. It is a topical steroid that is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. As an emollient cream, this medication is more moisturizing, compared with regular creams, and is not greasy like an ointment.
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Brand-name ApexiCon E Cream is made by PharmaDerm.
ApexiCon E Cream is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. ApexiCon E Cream works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ApexiCon E Cream include the following:
- This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin one to three times a day.
- Apply the medication sparingly and gently rub it in. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
- Do not cover the medication with a dressing or bandage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. This can help with the absorption of ApexiCon E Cream into the bloodstream, but it also increases the risk for side effects.
- For ApexiCon E Cream to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.