Are they used a for the same condition?
What is the difference between Desonide cream and Triamcinolone acetonide cream?
Question posted by Little Bo peep on 17 Sep 2014
Last updated on 28 April 2016 by suzanne66
Desonide Cream and Triamcinolone acetonide cream belong to a class of drugs called topical corticosteroids.
Topical corticosteroids are extremely effective anti-inflammatory agents. They suppress various parts of the inflammatory reaction. Topical steroids are available as ointments, creams, gels, lotions, solutions, aerosols and in other forms that can be applied locally, on the skin. Different topical steroids have different potency ranging from mild to very potent topical steroids. Topical steroids are used to treat inflammatory conditions (not related to an infection) of the skin including eczema/dermatitis and many other skin conditions.
Desonide Cream is classified as Class 6 - Mild potency and has been approved by the FDA for use in children 3 months and older.
Triamcinolone acetonide is classified as Class 5 & 6 - Lower Mid Strength to Mild potency, depending on strength, but has not been approved for use in children.
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