What is Desonide topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Verseo

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Desonide is a topical corticosteroid used as adjunctive therapy for inflammation in acute and chronic corticosteroid responsive dermatosis (low potency corticosteroid) and for mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 9 4
Atopic Dermatitis 7 1
Allergic contact dermatitis 3 0
Eczema 2 0
Butterfly (malar) rash 1 0
Dry skin 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Desonide topical

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Desonide topical

Dosage Patients
0.05 g daily 1
0.05 g twice daily 1
0.05% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Desonide topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Desonide topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Desonide topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Desonide topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira Pen) 1
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 1
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 1
Pimecrolimus (Elidel) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Desonide topical

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patrickm
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

See patrickm's full Desonide topical history

Oct 29, 2009 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Skin rash)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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