Desonide Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Cream, lotion and ointment:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two or three times a day.

Foam and gel for atopic dermatitis:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Cream, lotion and ointment:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two or three times a day.

Foam and gel for atopic dermatitis:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Cream, lotion and ointment:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two or three times a day.

Foam and gel for atopic dermatitis:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

3 months or older:
Foam and gel for atopic dermatitis:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day.

1 year or older:
Cream, lotion and ointment:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two or three times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eczema

3 months or older:
Foam and gel for atopic dermatitis:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day.

1 year or older:
Cream, lotion and ointment:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two or three times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Psoriasis

3 months or older:
Foam and gel for atopic dermatitis:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day.

1 year or older:
Cream, lotion and ointment:
Apply a thin film to the affected areas two or three times a day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Pediatric patients may demonstrate greater susceptibility to topical corticosteroid induced HPA axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome due to the larger skin surface area to body weight ratio.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Treatment with desonide should be reassessed if no improvement is seen within 2 weeks.

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