Diflorasone (On the skin)
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Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless directed by your doctor.
This medicine is not for long-term use.
If this medicine is used on the diaper area of your child, avoid using tight-fitting diapers or plastic plants.
If a dose is missed:
Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor how to dispose of the medicine container and any leftover or expired medicine.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not put cosmetics or skin care products on the treated skin.
When Not To Use
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to diflorasone diacetate.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Do not use this medicine to treat a skin problem your doctor has not examined.
You should not use this medicine for your child without a doctor’s approval.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Changes in the color of your skin.
Excessive hair growth.
Increased thirst or appetite.
Irritation, burning, itching, or dryness of your skin.
Itching and redness around your lips.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Apexicon, Apexicon E, Florone, Flutone, Maxiflor, Psorcon, Psorcon E
There may be other brand names for this medicine.