Generic Medicine Info
Viral skin infections (e.g. vaccinia, herpes simplex), TB, acne and rosacea; ulcerated lesions.
Special Precautions
Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid use w/ occlusive dressing. Desonide foam is flammable, do not smoke during or immediately after application. Monitoring Parameters Monitor for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression thru ACTH stimulation test, plasma cortisol test and urinary free cortisol test; signs and symptoms of bacterial or fungal infection.
Adverse Reactions
Pruritus, pain, folliculitis, rash, peripheral oedema, pustular rash, sweating, erythema, irritation, burning, itching, dryness, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, skin maceration/atrophy, secondary infection, striae and miliaria. Adrenal suppression, manifestations of Cushing syndrome, hyperglycaemia or glycosuria, facial swelling, withdrawal syndrome, growth retardation in childn (systemic).
Drug Interactions
Enhanced effect w/ other topical corticosteroids.
ATC Classification
D07AB08 - desonide ; Belongs to the class of moderately potent (group II) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
S01BA11 - desonide ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye.
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