Desoft 0.05% Lotion


Uses of Desoft Lotion

Desoft 0.05% Lotion is used in the treatment of skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

Desoft Lotion side effects

  • Headache
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Cough
  • Viral infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Desoft Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Desoft Lotion works

Desoft 0.05% Lotion is a mild to moderate strength steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Desoft Lotion related warnings

No interaction found/established
Desoft 0.05% Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Desoft 0.05% Lotion is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Desoft 0.05% Lotion is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Desoft 0.05% Lotion and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after four weeks of treatment. Do not use it for more than 4 consecutive weeks at a time.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Desoft 0.05% Lotion. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Desoft 0.05% Lotion suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

User Feedback


Q. Is Desoft a steroid?
Yes. Desoft belongs to a class of medicines called topical corticosteroids
Q. Is Desoft safe for face/eyelids?
Desoft can be applied to the affected area on face by taking the medicine in hands and then gently rubbing it to the affected area of the face. It should not be used on eyes/area around eyes. Always follow the instructions of the doctor regarding its precise usage
Q. Is Desoft an antifungal/does it treat ringworm?
No, Desoft is not an antifungal medicine and it does not treat ringworm
Q. Is Desoft cream used for acne?
No. Desoft is not used for treating acne
Q. Does Desoft lighten skin/ thin skin?
Desoft may cause lightening of treated skin as a side effect. It is known to cause skin thinning if used in overdose. Please follow your doctor's instructions carefully about use of Desoft
Q. Is Desoft cream safe for babies?
Use of Desoft cream, lotion, and ointment in children, and the use of other formulations like Desoft foam and gel in children below 3 months of age are not recommended for the risk of serious side-effects, however, if required it will be determined by the doctor
Q. Does Desoft work?
It is effective in treating symptoms of skin discomfort such as redness, itching and inflammation when used as per the dose and for the duration prescribed by a doctor
Q. Is it safe?
Desonide is safe.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Jan 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
B-211 IBC,Near Big Bazar,Piplod, Surat-395007, Gujarat,India.
30 ml in 1 bottle