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Desonate Side Effects

With proper use, side effects are unlikely with Desonate. In clinical studies, problems were rare, occurring in no more than 1 percent of people using the medication. The most common reactions included things like itching and a rash. Serious reactions, while even rarer, are also possible. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop hallucinations, an infection, or signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to Desonate Side Effects

Just like any medicine, side effects are possible with Desonate® (desonide gel). However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Desonate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Desonate

Desonate has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received Desonate, while another group was given a placebo (a gel with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical trials, the most common Desonate side effects included:
  • Burning at the application site -- in up to 1 percent of people
  • Rash -- up to 1 percent
  • Itching -- up to about half a percent.
In general, side effects are more common when a dressing (such as a bandage) is used to cover the medication. Thus, using a dressing is not recommended.

Desonate Medication Information

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