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DESOFT LOTION

Manufacturer: Staunch Health Care Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Desonide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 23, 2021

DESOFT LOTION is used as adjunctive therapy for inflammation in acute and chronic corticosteroid-responsive dermatosis (low potency corticosteroid). It is a topical corticosteroid that helps to reduce skin inflammation and irritation caused by certain mild to severe skin conditions.

If you have had measles, TB, shingles, chickenpox recently, alert your doctor to this information. The fact that DESOFT LOTION is a cream applied on the skin, makes it safer to use as there is little chance of it interacting with another medicine. Taking oral corticosteroids may affect the effectiveness of the medicine.

Rub and massage the cream on the affected area of skin gently till the cream has been spread evenly. Wash your hands immediately after applying this. Be careful not to cover the area up with bandages unless specified by the doctor.

You may experience a faint and mild burning sensation when you apply the cream. More severe side effects include discoloration of skin, swelling of mouth, tightness of chest and inflamed hair follicles.

Symptoms of overdose include moon face, central obesity, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, peptic ulcer, increased susceptibility to infection, electrolyte and fluid imbalance, psychosis, hallucinations.

When consumed in excessive quantities, systemic hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may occur; in those cases discontinuation and withdrawal of the corticosteroid should be done judiciously.

A thin film of cream or ointment is effective, do not overuse; rub in lightly; do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on children being treated in the diaper area; use only as prescribed and for no longer than the period prescribed; avoid contact with eyes; notify physician if condition being treated persists or worsens.

It is for external use only; do not use on open wounds; apply sparingly to occlusive dressings; should not be used in the presence of open or weeping lesions.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

  • Allergic Disorders

This medicine causes side effects such as:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medicine behaves as a topical corticosteroid, which acts as an anti-inflammatory drug. The mechanism of action for this drug is still not well understood, although the mechanism for similar drugs taken orally is known.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    No data reported.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Use with caution in patients with impaired circulation, skin infections.

Ques: What is DESOFT LOTION used for?

Ans: DESOFT LOTION is a topical corticosteroid that helps to reduce skin inflammation and irritation caused by certain mild to severe skin conditions.

Ques: Where is DESOFT LOTION approved?

Ans: DESOFT LOTION is approved in India and the USA.

Ques: Is DESOFT LOTION safe for usage in pediatrics?

Ans: DESOFT LOTION is not recommended for usage in pediatrics as its safety and effectiveness are not established.

Ques: What are the storage conditions of DESOFT LOTION?

Ans: DESOFT LOTION is stored at room temperature in its original packaging, away from direct heat and humidity.

Ques: Does DESOFT LOTION cause hormonal changes?

Ans: DESOFT LOTION should be used with caution as its excessive usage may cause changes in the adrenal gland which may lead to Cushing’s syndrome.

Ques: Should DESOFT LOTION be taken with a meal or without a meal?

Ans: The effectiveness of DESOFT LOTION does not depend on a meal, it can be taken in either way.
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