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Verdeso Overdose

A person can use too much Verdeso (desonide foam). However, an overdose is more likely to occur when large doses are used for extended periods. Using high doses of steroids, including Verdeso, may lead to problems such as Cushing's syndrome, which can cause a rounded face, unusual body fat distribution, and high blood sugar levels.

Can You Use Too Much Verdeso?

Verdeso® (desonide foam) is a prescription skin medication used to treat atopic dermatitis. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much Verdeso. However, serious problems are most likely to occur when large doses are used over a prolonged period.

What Are the Effects of an Overdose?

Long-term use of high doses of this medicine can cause Cushing's syndrome, which is a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of this problem, including:
  • 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 levels.
It should be noted that Verdeso is not recommended for use longer than four weeks.
Applying large amounts of Verdeso for long periods may cause serious side effects. As with all steroids, large doses may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if this medicine is stopped too quickly and the body has not had a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again. If you realize that you have been using this foam for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using it.

Treating a Verdeso Overdose

Treatment for an overdose of Verdeso will involve supportive care, which consists of treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. In addition, if you have been using large doses of this medication for a long time, treatment will usually consist of gradually decreasing the dosage instead of an abrupt withdrawal, which can cause problems.

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