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Diflorasone Diacetate Overdose

If a person uses too much diflorasone diacetate, their body may stop making its own natural steroids. Other possible effects of an overdose include developing a group of symptoms known as Cushing's syndrome. These potentially serious problems are more likely to occur when diflorasone diacetate is used in high amounts for extended periods. Treatment for an overdose will likely include supportive care.

Is It Possible to Use Too Much Diflorasone Diacetate?

Diflorasone diacetate is a prescription skin medication used to treat itching and inflammation due to a variety of different skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema. It is a topical steroid. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much diflorasone diacetate. Interestingly, serious problems are most likely if large doses are used over a prolonged period.

Effects of a Diflorasone Diacetate Overdose

Long-term use of high doses can cause Cushing's syndrome (a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids). Signs or symptoms of this problem might include:
  • A rounded face
  • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
  • High blood sugar.
Let your healthcare provider know if you think you have signs of this problem. It should be noted that diflorasone diacetate is not recommended for use longer than four weeks.
Applying large amounts of diflorasone diacetate for long periods may cause other serious side effects as well. As with all steroids, large doses may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if the drug is stopped too quickly and the body does not have a chance to begin making natural steroids again.
If you realize that you have been using too much diflorasone diacetate for a while, you should not stop using it too quickly.

Diflorasone Diacetate Drug Information

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