DesOwen Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of DesOwen are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
In general, these serious reactions are unlikely to occur when DesOwen is used as directed for a short period of time. Applying too much of the medicine over too large of an area, for an extended period of time, may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.
 

Long-Term DesOwen Side Effects

Using steroids like DesOwen over long periods of time can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long period of time. Some of the problems seen with long-term use might include:
 
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back (causing a round face and a fatty hump on back of the neck)
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
 
Keep in mind that these problems are more common with systemic steroids, which are taken by mouth or injection, and are probably quite rare with DesOwen.
 

DesOwen Drug Information

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