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Desowen 0.05% Cream 10gm
Desowen 0.05% Cream 10gm
Desowen 0.05% Cream 10gm
Desowen 0.05% Cream 10gm

Desowen 0.05% Cream 10gm

10g Cream in Tube
MRP 238.00
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Desowen 0.05 % Description

Desowen cream contains desonide as the active ingredient. This cream helps to relieve the redness, itching, swelling caused due to the inflammatory reaction at the affected part of the body. It is no

t recommended for children below 18 years of age, as excessive use of this cream may lead to decreased and abnormal growth in children. This cream is recommended for external use only and a short duration as recommended by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are diabetic as this cream affects your blood sugar levels. Long-term use may lead to a condition of excessive cortisol in the body with undesirable reactions like swelling on face, thinning of the skin, weakness, etc. Inform your doctor about all your medical conditions and medication before starting treatment with this cream. Avoid self-medication.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹209.44
You Save₹28.56 (12% on MRP)
ContainsDesonide(0.05 %)
UsesSkin conditions like swelling or itching
Side effectsStinging, burning, irritation, peeling, dryness, and itching sensation on treated skin
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Uses of Desowen 0.05 %

It is used to soothe the redness, itching, irritation and swelling caused by a disease that causes the skin to be dry and itchy and to sometimes develop red, scaly rashes (eczema) and /or other condit...
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Contraindications of Desowen 0.05 %

If you are allergic to the active component or any other inactive component in Desowen cream.

Side effects of Desowen 0.05 %

  • Stinging, burning, irritation, peeling, dryness, and itching sensation on the skin
  • Redness of the skin
  • Acne and/or tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
  • Small white or red bumps on the skin
  • Skin discolouration
  • There are some of the side-effects that are rare but may require doctor attention Severe skin rash, redness, pus formation and pain

Precautions and Warnings of Desowen 0.05 %



Can I take Desowen cream during pregnancy?
This medicine Desowen cream is not advised to be used in pregnancy, as it may have potentially harmful effects on the developing foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Desowen cream while breastfeeding?
It is safe to use Desowen cream locally during breastfeeding but in smaller quantities and duration of time. You should take care that the newborn does not come directly in contact with the area in which cream is applied, as it has undesirable effects on the newborn. It should not be applied to the breast of breastfeeding mothers as it might enter the newborn's body during feeding. Consult your doctor before use.


Can I drive if I have consumed Desowen cream?
It is safe to drive while applying this medicine. As this medicine is to be applied locally, it has shown no interference with the ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Desowen cream?
Alcohol is not seen to be interfering with the action of this medicine. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before consuming alcohol while applying this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are pregnant or planning for a pregnancy.
  • You are breastfeeding/lactating.
  • You are planning for any surgery.
  • You are allergic to any active or other ingredients in the cream.
  • You are suffering from diabetes and are taking medicines for the same.
  • You have high levels of hormone cortisol (Cushing's syndrome which shows symptoms of weight gain particularly in the stomach and back region, deposits of fat in the body, thinning of the skin, weaknes...
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  • You notice the development of purple, red or brown skin blotches as prolonged use of this cream can lead to a type of skin cancer known as Kaposi's sarcoma which shows the symptoms as mentioned.
  • You are suffering from any liver-related disease.

Directions for Use of Desowen 0.05 %

  • Use this medicine as directed by your doctor.
  • For external use only. Apply it on a healthy skin surface, free from cuts and wounds.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Storage and disposal of Desowen 0.05 %

Store Desowen cream at room temperature (10-30°C) in a dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube tightly closed when not in use. Keep it away from children...
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Dosage of Desowen 0.05 %


  • High dose or long-term use may make your skin thin, easy to bruise, hormonal changes like increased facial hair, acne, menstrual problems and loss of interest in sexual activity in some cases.
  • As this cream is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely.
  • However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied extra quantities of it, wipe out the excess of the medicine with tissue or cotton...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying Desowen cream apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply this medicine just to compensate for the missed application.

Mode of Action of Desowen 0.05 %

How Does It Work?

Desonide, the active ingredient in Desowen cream works by blocking the substances in the body that cause an inflammatory response, thereby relieving symptoms like redness, itching, swelling and irrita...
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Interactions of Desowen 0.05 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use with medicines used to treat high blood sugar levels (Diabetes) should be done under expert guidance with caution as the active ingredient desonide gets absorbed into the body it is kn...
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  • This medicine should be used with caution if you are on the following medication oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), other topical corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone), drugs that suppress the ...
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  • Since this cream is to be used externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines.
  • However, consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions.

Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Desowen cream be used for fungal infections ?

A: Desowen cream belongs to the class of Topical corticosteroids that is anti-inflammatory which works to relieve pain, itching, redness, swelling occurring during various skin infections. While an antifungal agent is required to treat the fungal infections. Consult your doctor before use. Avoid self-medication.

Q: Can Desowen cream treat acne?

A: Desowen cream is essentially used for relieving the inflammatory reaction, causing redness, itching and swelling in skin infections. It may be used in a combination of other anti-acne active ingredients mostly to tackle the inflammation and redness. When used alone, this cream is known to flare up acne in some.

Q: Can Desowen cream treat ringworm infections?

A: Desowen cream cannot be used to treat ringworm infections.

Q: Is Desonide same as Hydrocortisone?

A: No, they are chemically different even though both treat inflammation and itching caused in skin infections. Desonide is a mild applicant while Hydrocortisone is strong in nature and can be used to treat severe infections. Consult your doctor before use. Avoid self-medication.

Q: Can Desonide be used for insect bites?

A: Desonide may provide relief from the swelling, itching and redness caused after an insect bite. However, please consult your doctor before administration. Avoid self-treatment.

Q: Is Desowen safe to use on the face?

A: You can apply Desowen on your face for as long as the doctor has prescribed you. Your face is an area where the skin is very delicate and thin. Therefore, you should not use Desowen for longer than the prescribed duration. Moreover, it contains a steroid that can cause thinning of the skin.

Q: Can you wear makeup over Desowen?

A: No, you should not wear any other make-up or cosmetics on the treated area.

Q: Does Desowen need a prescription?

A: Yes, Desowen is a topical steroid medicine. It needs a prescription to buy it from a pharmacy.
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