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Tridesilon (Desonide)

Drug:Desonide Cream
Dosage:0.05 %/60 gm
Desonide Ointment
0.05 %/60 gm
Drug:Desonide Cream
Dosage:0.05 %/15 gm
Desonide Cream
0.05 %/15 gm


Tridesilon (Desonide) is a steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body. Tridesilon (for the skin) is used to treat inflammation and itching caused by eczema or skin conditions that respond to steroid medication. Desonide is a mild corticosteroid. This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Desonide reduces the swelling, itching and redness that can occur in these types of conditions.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Tridesilon (Desonide) from Canada. Tridesilon Cream and Ointment are available in the strength of 0.05%/60 gm and 0.05%/15 gm. The brand version is currently unavailable.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Tridesilon may include stinging or burning of treated skin; skin irritation, redness, itching, or hardening; dry, scaly, or oily skin; swelling in your hands or feet; acne, stretch marks; or redness or crusting around your hair follicles. Call your doctor immediately if you notice less common but more serious side effects such as:

• Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
• High blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor;
• Possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain, slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes;
• Redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
• Worsening of your skin condition.

This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist.

Customer Precautions

You should not use Desonide if you are allergic to it. Tell your doctor if you have ever had any type of skin infection; diabetes; or a skin reaction to any steroid medicine. It is not known whether Tridesilon will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk. If you apply Desonide to your chest, avoid areas that may come into contact with the baby's mouth. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, other skin conditions (e.g., rosacea, perioral dermatitis). Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects. Avoid getting Tridesilon in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use Tridesilon to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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