Eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis are just a few of the skin conditions that can be treated with DesOwen® (desonide) lotion. This prescription medicine works to relieve itching and inflammation by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation.
The usual recommended dose of DesOwen lotion is to apply a thin layer to the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as burning, stinging, and dryness.
It is usually recommended to not use this medicine for extended periods of time, as it may lead to serious problems. For example, using too much of this medicine for long periods of time may lead to diabetes or Cushing's syndrome.
(For more information on this lotion, click DesOwen. This Web selection offers a complete overview of this product, including other dosing tips and general safety precautions to be aware of.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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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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