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Dosetil Cream

Manufactured byGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsDesonide
Description

Dosetil Cream is a topical medicine used to relieve the adverse effects such as swelling and itching associated with steroid-responsive skin conditions. This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Dosetil Cream

DesoADD Cream
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dosetil Cream

  • burning and stinging
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application
  • Irritation

Uses of Dosetil Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid-responsive Dermatoses
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken 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.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to desonide or any other inactive ingredient present in the formulation.
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.
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.

Kaposi's Sarcoma

This medicine may increase the risk of Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. An alternative treatment option may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Cushing's syndrome

This medicine may cause hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome in patients receiving high doses for a prolonged period of time. Any symptoms such as swelling of the face, increase in blood glucose levels, etc. should be informed to the doctor on priority. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

External use

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause 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. However, the 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

Insulin

Pioglitazone

Glimepiride

Acarbose

Disease interactions

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.

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.

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.

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of 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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas of the skin 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. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

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

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

Desonide Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 11 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a605025.html

DailyMed - Desonide lotion [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 11 September 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a7e5f030-b849-4805-94e6-f45631eaa37f

Desonide - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 7 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01260
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