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Desonate (desonide gel) is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in patients 3 months of age and older.
Patients should be instructed to use Desonate (desonide gel) for the minimum amount of time as necessary to achieve the desired results because of the potential for Desonate (desonide gel) to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. Treatment should not exceed 4 consecutive weeks [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a thin layer to the affected areas two times daily and rub in gently. Discontinue use when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 4 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary. Treatment beyond 4 consecutive weeks is not recommended. Do not use with occlusive dressings. Avoid contact with eyes or other mucous membranes.
For topical use only. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Gel, 0.05%; (0.5mg/g) desonide in a translucent to opaque gel
Desonate (desonide gel) is a translucent to opaque gel supplied in 60g tubes in cartons containing 1x 60g tube, (NDC 10922-828-06).
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to15-30°C (59-86°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep out of reach of children.
Manufactured by: Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited, Buffalo, NY 14213. Distributed by: Intendis, Morristown, NJ 07962. December 2009
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/28/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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