Desonide (des oh nide)

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The active compound of the drug is desonide. It is used for the relief of inflammatory manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatose.DesOwen Cream Kit contains a topical corticosteroid and a moisturizing lotion. The corticosteroid reduces skin inflammation. The moisturizing lotion helps to moisturize the skin.

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1 Bottle DesOwen 0.05% Lotion (30 ml Bottle) $7.20 $7.20
3 Bottle DesOwen 0.05% Lotion (30 ml Bottle) $7.20 $21.59
3 Tubes DesOwen 0.05% (10gm Tube) $4.00 $11.99
6 Tubes DesOwen 0.05% (10gm Tube) $4.00 $23.99


This medication is a topical corticosteroid which works by reducing inflammation in skin. Similar to topical corticosteroids, this medication shows anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties. This drug binds to cytosolic glucocorticoid receptors. This complex migrates to nucleus and binds to genetic elements on DNA. By this the numerous genes gets triggers and internalize. These corticosteroids act by stimulation of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins, jointly called lipocortins. Now these proteins controls biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation like prostaglandins and leukotriene’s by release inhibition of common precursor arachidonic acid. This acid is released from the membrane phospholipids by phospholipase A2.

Dosage and method of administration:

In case of adults its thin film can be applied 2-3 times in a day.

This medication is used to apply on the skin. Properly shaking of bottle is done before using it. Properly wash the hands and cleaned the dry area. A thin film of the medication is applied to the affected area and rubbed gently usually more than 1 time in a day. The affected area should not be covered or wrapped by bandage etc. After application of the medication, the hands are dried and washed. When the medication is applied near the eye, avoid the medication to be got near the eyes because it can cause a condition called glaucoma. Used to avoid getting this medicine in the eyes,nose and mouth and it should be rinsed immediately with plenty of water.


This medication is used in the treatment of various kind of skin problems e.g. eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash etc.

This medication helps in reduction of swelling, itching and redness.

Drug interactions:

The various drug interactions that this medication exhibit is:

  • Topical use corticosteroid like hydrocortisone and the use of oral corticosteroid (prednisone) can results in suppression of immune system.


  • In case of any infection or sore in the area to be treated.
  • This medication should not be given to the children.
  • The super potent forms on face, groin or axillae should not be used.


Before use of the medication some of the precaution measures that should be taken into account are:

  • A patient who is allergic to the medication or to the corticosteroids e.g. hydrocortisone, prednisone.
  • Some inactive ingredients can be present which can cause allergic reactions.
  • The medication history of the patient should be cleared to the doctor e.g. poor blood circulation, immune system problems, or other skin conditions (perioral dermatitis) should be cleared to the doctor before the start of the medication.
  • Breast feeding woman or pregnant woman should take this drug with precaution.
  • In case the patient is having skin atrophy or diaper dermatitis, the drug is use with precaution.


The side effects associated with the use of this drug are:

  • When this drug is to be applied to the skin, burning, stinging, itching, irritation, dryness or redness can occur.
  • Stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, ache, excessive hair growth, hair bumps (folliculitis) can occur.
  • Hypopigmentation, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, fissuring, telangiectasia, immunosuppression etc. can occur under secondary infections.

Missed dose:

If a dose of patient is missed, it should be taken as soon as get remember, but if it has been the time of next dose, the missed dose is skipped and the regular dosing schedule is followed.

Over dose:

The overdosing of medication should not be done. The medication should not be swallowed. If any adverse symptoms of the medication occur, visit to the nearest physician.

Storage conditions:

The medication should be stored away from light and moisture and at about 2-300C. The medication should be kept away from the children and pets.

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