Tridesilon

Name: Tridesilon

Tridesilon Overview

Tridesilon is a brand name medication included in the following groups of medications: Corticosteroids, moderately potent group II, Antiinflammatory Corticosteroids. For more information about Tridesilon see its generic Desonide

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Desonate
  • Desowen
  • LoKara
  • Tridesilon
  • Verdeso

In Canada

  • Pms-Desonide

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Gel/Jelly
  • Ointment
  • Cream
  • Foam
  • Lotion

Therapeutic Class: Corticosteroid, Strong

Pharmacologic Class: Adrenal Glucocorticoid

What are some other side effects of Tridesilon?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Burning.
  • Stinging.
  • Dry skin.
  • Oily skin.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Tridesilon, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Tridesilon. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Tridesilon (desonide cream, gel, and ointment).

Review Date: October 4, 2017

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]

Some side effects of Tridesilon may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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