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Desonide Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed on November 27, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.05%; 0.05% with emollients

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Cream/ointment: Apply a thin film to the affected areas two to four times per day depending on the severity of the condition
Duration of therapy: 2 weeks

Comments:
-Treatment should be discontinued when control is achieved.
-Reassessment of diagnosis may be needed, if no improvement is observed in two weeks.
-This topical drug should not be used with occlusive dressings.

Use: Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Cream/ointment: Apply a thin film to the affected areas two to four times per day depending on the severity of the condition
Duration of therapy: 2 weeks

Comments:
-Treatment should be discontinued when control is achieved.
-Reassessment of diagnosis may be needed, if no improvement is observed in two weeks.
-This topical drug should not be used with occlusive dressings.

Use: Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses

Usual Adult Dose for Atopic Dermatitis

Foam, gel: Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day and rub in gently.
Duration of therapy: 4 weeks

Comments:
-Treatment should be discontinued when control is achieved.
-Reassessment of diagnosis may be needed, if no improvement is observed in four weeks.
-This topical drug should not be used with occlusive dressings.

Use: Treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis

Usual Pediatric Dose for Atopic Dermatitis

3 months or older:
Foam, gel: Apply a thin film to the affected areas two times a day and rub in gently.
Duration of therapy: 4 weeks

Comments:
-Treatment should be discontinued when control is achieved.
-Reassessment of diagnosis may be needed, if no improvement is observed in four weeks.
-This topical drug should not be used with occlusive dressings.

Use: Treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Foam/gel: Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 3 months.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Shake lotion well before using.
-This drug is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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