Desowen Lotion is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient desonide.
Desowen is used for the treatment of the redness, swelling and itching that is associated with a number of skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis. It acts by constricting the blood vessels of the skin and affects the release of natural chemicals which cause redness and swelling.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Your doctor will tell you if you can use DESOWEN during pregnancy or while you are breast feeding.
Active: desonide 0.5 mg/g.
Inactives: sodium lauryl sulphate, light liquid paraffin, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, methyl hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate, sorbitan monostearate, self-emulsifying glyceryl monostearate, edetate sodium, sodium hydroxide and/or citric acid, purified water.
Store at 25°C. Avoid freezing.
Do not use DESOWEN after the ‘use by’ date on the bottle.
Keep out of reach of children
Side effects are rare and consist mainly of local burning, irritation and itching.
Skin thinning, damaged blood vessels and effects on the adrenal glands may occur if too much of a topical steroid such as DESOWEN is used over a long period of time. The preparation should be used strictly as directed by your doctor.
All medicines may cause unwanted effects. Desowen may cause other side effects. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any unusual side effects.
Do not be alarmed by this list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.