Esperson

Esperson

desoximetasone

Manufacturer:

Sanofi-Aventis

Distributor:

DKSH
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Desoximetasone.
Description
Desoximetasone is 9-fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16a-methyl-pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione.
Action
Desoximetasone has antiphlogistic and antipruritic effects. Redness of the skin, swelling, desquamation and other symptoms subside within a short time when treated with Esperson.
Indications/Uses
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, 1st-degree burns, sunburn.
Dosage/Direction for Use
All local corticoids should be used only if prescribed by a physician.
Unless otherwise prescribed, Esperson is spread on the affected skin area in a thin layer and, if possible, rubbed-in gently. This is done once or twice daily, if necessary 3 times daily. Once the skin lesions have subsided, Esperson may be applied less frequently.
Contraindications
Skin changes due to chickenpox, syphilis, tuberculosis, vaccinations or perioral dermatitis.
Special Precautions
In the presence of local infections of bacterial or mycotic origin, concomitant antibacterial or antimycotic treatment, respectively, must be given.
Esperson must not be applied to or near the eyes.
Treatment of large skin areas (>10% of the body surface) as well as long-term treatment (>4 weeks) should be avoided.
In long-term treatment of extensive skin areas and using occlusive dressing, there is a risk of percutaneous absorption of the active substance in amounts that may cause generalized effects.
If during treatment new and unusual skin changes are observed, the physician's advice should be sought.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: During pregnancy and in nursing mothers, also in infants and small children, treatment with local steroids, Esperson should be carried out only if strictly indicated.
Use in children: There are no objections to short-term treatment of neonates, infants and small children.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in pregnancy & lactation: During pregnancy and in nursing mothers, also in infants and small children, treatment with local steroids, Esperson should be carried out only if strictly indicated.
Side Effects
Esperson only rarely causes symptoms of hypersensitivity.
The following local side effects are possible: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acne, changes of skin pigmentation, telangiectases, striae distensae, skin atrophy.
The previously mentioned side effects as well as skin maceration may occur especially under occlusive dressings.
Babies' napkins may have the effect of an occlusive dressing.
When Esperson is used for treatment of large skin areas and under occlusive dressing, there is a risk of percutaneous absorption of desoximetasone in amounts that may cause generalized effects.
If during treatment new skin changes supervene, the physician's advice should be sought.
Storage
Protect from heat.
ATC Classification
D07AC03 - desoximetasone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Cream 0.25% (water-in-oil emulsion) x 5 g x 1's, 100's, 50 g x 1's.
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