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Verdeso Warnings and Precautions

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Verdeso. Other precautions for safely using this product include warnings of potential drug interactions. This medicine can also cause complications if used for extended periods. Some of these problems include diabetes and Cushing's syndrome. Also, this product may cause your body to stop making its own natural steroids.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Verdeso® (desonide foam) if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Verdeso

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of before using this medicated skin foam include the following:
  • Verdeso is a steroid and can cause serious side effects, such as Cushing's syndrome or diabetes. Although this is more likely to occur with oral or injectable steroids, it is still possible with topical steroids, including Verdeso. The more you apply and the longer you use the drug, the more likely these problems are to occur. Covering the medicine with a dressing (which is not recommended) may also increase this risk.
  • It is not recommended to use Verdeso for longer than four weeks at a time. Although the drug is quite effective, it should not be used on a long-term basis.
  • If you use this medication for an extended period (which is not recommended), it may lead to Cushing's syndrome. This condition is a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop any signs of this condition, such as:
    • 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.
  • Verdeso can suppress the body's ability to make natural steroids. This typically happens when large doses are used over a long period, which is not recommended. In such circumstances, the medicine should be stopped gradually to give your body a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again. If this is not feasible, you might need to take an oral steroid for a while after which you will slowly be weaned off the oral steroid.
  • Like all steroids, Verdeso may slow down the growth rate of children and teenagers. Contact your child's healthcare provider if you are concerned about a slow growth rate in your child. In general, children may be more susceptible to side effects of steroids. Close monitoring is necessary for any child receiving long-term steroids.
  • If you develop a skin infection while using Verdeso, you will need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics or antifungal medications. If the infection does not clear up, you may need to stop using Verdeso.
  • The contents of the canister are flammable. Do not expose this product to flame or temperatures above 120°F.
  • Verdeso is a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Verdeso and Pregnancy).
  • It is unknown if Verdeso passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using this skin foam (see Verdeso and Breastfeeding).

Verdeso Medication Information

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