Diflorasone diacetate

Description

Diflorasone diacetate is a topical steroid used to relieve symptoms of various skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. These symptoms may include itching, dryness, redness, scaling, rashes, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Diflorasone diacetate

  • Joint swelling
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Burning sensation
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application
  • Dry skin
  • Skin irritation

Uses of Diflorasone diacetate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid responsive Dermatoses
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is advised.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to diflorasone diacetate or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is advised.
General warnings

Growth retardation

This medicine may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

External use only

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

BCG vaccine

Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dosage adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of ocular toxicities such as glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, etc. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of ocular disease. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperadrenocorticism due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical substances that cause symptoms such as pain, redness, rashes, and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00223

[Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602019.html

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/diflorasone

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/019260s009lbl.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 8 May 2019

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