DesOwen® (desonide) is a medication licensed for the treatment of various skin conditions, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. It comes in several forms, including a cream, an ointment, and a lotion. It is approved for use only in adults.
When using DesOwen, apply a thin layer of the medicine on the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as burning, stinging, and dryness.
Before using DesOwen, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information, click DesOwen. This full-length article provides information on how this drug works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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DesOwen [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Galderma Laboratories, L.P.;2007 April.
Lexi-Interact [computer program]. Lexi-Comp, Inc.; June 8, 2011.
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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