People with certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis, may benefit from DesOwen® (desonide) cream. This prescription steroid medicine works to relieve itching and inflammation associated with these skin problems by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
Your dose of DesOwen cream will depend on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. In general, a thin layer of the cream is applied to the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, burning, and stinging.
Prior to using DesOwen, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking. Also, make sure he or she knows if you have any allergies or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more details on this medicated skin cream, click DesOwen. This article describes other uses of this medicine, lists some general safety precautions, and explains in more detail how to apply this cream.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
DesOwen [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Galderma Laboratories, L.P.;2007 April.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed June 8, 2011.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed June 8, 2011.
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