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.
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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.