DESOWEN contains Desonide which belongs to a group of medicines called Corticosteroids. It is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses for adults and children aged 2 years and older. This medicine works by activating the natural substances in the skin. Topical corticosteroids share anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties. It acts by the induction of lipocortins which controls the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation like prostaglandins and leukotrienes which inhibit the common precursor of inflammation mediators, arachidonic acid.
Always use DESOWEN exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor, if you have or had any allergic, skin infections, pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers. The common side effects are skin irritation, burning and redness. Avoid contact with eyes and should not be used with occlusive dressings.
USES OF DESOWEN
- Relieves inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses
HOW DESOWEN WORKS
DESOWEN has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties. It acts by the induction of lipocortins which controls the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation like prostaglandins and leukotrienes which inhibit the common precursor of inflammation mediators, arachidonic acid.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Use DESOWEN as prescribed by your doctor. It is for external use only. It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Check the label for directions before use.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DESOWEN
- Application site reactions (redness, irritation, itching and burning sensation)
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
DESOWEN should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using.
DESOWEN should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers. Consult your doctor before using.
Do not use if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Desonide.
Inform your doctor if you have or had,
- Allergic reactions
- Perioral dermatitis
Tell your doctor if you are using or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT DESOWEN
Q: Does DESOWEN cause skin irritation?
A: Yes, it may cause slight skin irritations, if these reactions persist, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Can I use DESOWEN on my face?
A: It is used topically to relieve itching, swelling, and irritation of the skin caused by various types of dermatitis. Because of its mild nature, it can be used on the face.
Q: Can DESOWEN use during pregnant?
A: It is not recommended during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.