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Patients using topical corticosteroids should receive the following information and instructions:
- This medication is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
- This medication should not be used for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
- Unless directed by the physician, the treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped so as to be occlusive.
- Unless directed by a physician, this medication should not be used on the underarm or groin areas of pediatric patients.
- Parents of pediatric patients should be advised not to use Desonate (desonide gel) in the treatment of diaper dermatitis. Desonate (desonide gel) should not be applied in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressing [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
- Patients should report to their physician any signs of local adverse reactions.
- Other corticosteroid-containing products should not be used with Desonate (desonide gel) without first consulting with the physician.
- As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 4 weeks, contact the physician.
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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