Desonide Ointment

Desonide Ointment

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Desonide Ointment, 0.05% is a low potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses.

It should not be used for longer than two weeks unless directed by a physician.


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Desonide Ointment, 0.05% contains desonide (Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(1-methylethylidene)bis(oxy)]-,(11β,16α)) a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primary synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.

Chemically, desonide, the active ingredient in Desonide Ointment, 0.05% is C24H32O6. It has the following structural formula:

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The molecular weight of desonide is 416.51. It is a white to off-white powder. The solubility of desonide in distilled water saturated with ether is 184 mg/L.

Each gram of Desonide Ointment, 0.05% contains 0.5 milligram of desonide microdispersed in a base of white petrolatum.

Desonide Ointment Manufacturers

  • Physicians Total Care, Inc.
    Desonide Ointment [Physicians Total Care, Inc.]
  • Perrigo New York Inc
    Desonide Ointment [Perrigo New York Inc]
  • E. Fougera & Co. A Division Of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Desonide Ointment [E. Fougera & Co. A Division Of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.]

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