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Tridesilon Side Effects

Generic Name: desonide topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug desonide topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tridesilon.

For the Consumer

Applies to desonide topical: topical application cream, topical application foam, topical application gel/jelly, topical application lotion, topical application ointment

As well as its needed effects, desonide topical (the active ingredient contained in Tridesilon) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Severity: Major

If any of the following side effects occur while taking desonide topical, check with your doctor immediately:

Less common:
  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • irritation
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • peeling of the skin
  • raised, dark red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
  • stinging and burning
  • unusually warm skin
Incidence not known:
  • Redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g., between the fingers)

Severity: Minor

Some desonide topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common:
  • Cold flu-like symptoms
  • congestion
  • cough
  • hoarseness
  • irritability
  • noisy breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes
  • wheezing
Incidence not known:
  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to desonide topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment

General

The most commonly reported side effects were headache, insomnia, impetigo, skin infection, and rash.[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Allergic reaction including facial edema[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Impetigo, skin infection, rash
Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria
Postmarketing reports: Pruritus, skin disorder[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Flu syndrome aggravated[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, insomnia[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria, latent diabetes mellitus[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Tridesilon (desonide topical)." Bayer, West Haven, CT.

3. "Product Information. Desowen (desonide topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

It is possible that some side effects of Tridesilon may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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