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Desonide cream, marketed under names such as Desonate, Tridesilon and Verdeso, is a topical medication used in the management of dermatitis and eczema. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Desonide prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Usage

    Desonide is a type of medication known as a low-potency corticosteroid. Desonide cream is applied topically and is used in the treatment of mild to moderate forms of atopic dermatitis. The precise way in which desonide helps improve dermatitis is not understood. It is thought that desonide, as a corticosteroid, may work by reducing inflammation and blunting the effects of the immune system to achieve its effects. Desonide is available in form such as desonide cream, desonide ointment and desonide lotion.

  • Desonide – Side Effects

    Desonide cream can cause side effects such as a cough, upper respiratory infection, increase blood pressure, and redness, irritation or burning at the site of application. Long-term use of desonide should be avoided because of an increased risk of HPA axis suppression. Desonide is not intended for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. Desonide cream and ointment should not be used by people with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to desonide or ingredients in the formulation. Desonide and alcohol use should be avoided. Prior to using desonide, it is necessary to speak with a pharmacist and medical provider to discuss potential side effects.

  • Cost Information

    Desonide is available at a relatively low price, costing under $20 for a 15 gram tube of desonide cream 0.05% at some pharmacies. Desonide ointment and lotion coupons are available from the manufacturer or online and insurance plans may cover some of the cost of a desonide prescription. Desonide should generally be stored at 20° C to 25° C. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    Desonide cream is often prescribed to be applied to affected areas twice per day over a period of several weeks but the prescription regimen ultimately depends on the prescribing medical provider. Desonide itself is a white powder or crystal that does not dissolve well in water and is combined with other ingredients to form desonide cream and ointments.

  • FDA Information

    Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.


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