Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider before using desonide ointment if you:
- Have any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see DesOwen and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see DesOwen and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Desonide Ointment to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
Dosing Information for Desonide OintmentThe dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the severity and type of medical condition being treated. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Desonide Ointment Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsDesonide ointment may react with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Desonide Ointment).
What If I Overdose on This Medicine?An overdose with this medication can cause serious problems. This is especially true if too much is used over an extended period of time. If you or someone else may have used too much or taken desonide ointment by mouth, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click DesOwen Overdose for more information.)