General Information on Verdeso
Verdeso is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. The active ingredient in this drug, desonide, is a corticosteroid and works by inhibiting the action of certain chemicals that promote inflammation and itching. The generic name of this drug is Desonide Topical.
Verdeso is meant for topical administration only. The drug is available in strength, Verdeso 0.5 mg/g. What this means that each gram of Verdeso foam contains 0.5 mg of desonide. Always consult a doctor before you buy Verdeso.
The inactive ingredients used in the preparation are: cetyl alcohol, light mineral oil, propylene glycol, cyclomethicone, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, anhydrous citric acid , purified water, potassium citrate, phenoxyethanol, sorbitan monolaurate, isopropyl myristate, and white petrolatum.
Side effects of Verdeso
You should not buy Verdeso if you are hypersensitive to desonide. Patients should seek immediate medical attention if they experience a hypersensitivity reaction to this drug. The symptoms associated with hypersensitivity reaction are: facial flushing, wheezing, hives, shortness of breath, trouble swallowing, skin rashes, trouble breathing, itching, or swelling.
Other serious side effects associated with this drug are:
- Muscle weakness
- Weight gain
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Blurred vision or other vision problems
Mild side effects associated with this topical drug are:
- Stretch marks
- Softening or thinning of the skin
- Scaly skin or skin dryness
- Pimples or blisters
The risk of side effects increases the longer you use Verdeso. Your doctor may ask you to take blood tests during treatment if it has been prescribed for long-term use.
Verdeso may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, inform your doctor about it before starting treatment.
Verdeso may harm an unborn child. Consult a doctor before using this drug if you are pregnant. The safety of this topical drug in breastfeeding women has not been studied. You should not breastfeed unless approved by your doctor during treatment.
Children are likely to absorb larger amount of topical steroids and, so, may have a greater risk to side effects. Discuss the risks associated with Verdeso with your doctor before administering it to children.
Verdeso may affect your vision. Do not drive if you experience blurred vision or other vision problems due to this drug.
Dosage of Verdeso
Apply a thin layer Verdeso foam on the affected skin area two times per day. Usually, the treatment period is of 2 weeks. Treatment period of more than 4 weeks is not recommended. Discontinue the treatment if no improvement is observed after 4 weeks of use.
When using Verdeso, keep following pointers in mind:
- Shake the container before using it
- Wash your hands after and before administering Verdeso
- Avoid covering the treated area with bandages
- Ensure that the drug does not enter your eyes or mouth. If it does, rinse the affected area with water
You should not refrigerate the drug. Store Verdeso at room temperature between 15°-30°C.
Other drugs are not likely to interact with Verdeso. However, it is recommended that make your doctor aware about all other drugs you are using before using this topical medicine.