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Drug Interactions With Desonide Lotion

Prior to starting treatment with desonide lotion, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you are taking aldesleukin or corticorelin. These drugs can cause interactions when used in combination with desonide lotion, potentially decreasing the effectiveness of aldesleukin and corticorelin. In many cases, it may not be recommended to use these medications together.

An Overview of Desonide Lotion Interactions

Desonide lotion (DesOwen®) is generally unlikely to interact with other medications. However, there are a few potential drug interactions that may occur. Some of the drugs that can lead to reactions with desonide lotion include but are not limited to:
 
 

Drug Interactions With Desonide Lotion Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when desonide lotion is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Aldesleukin
Corticosteroids, including desonide lotion, can make aldesleukin (a chemotherapy medication) less effective. In general, these medications should not be used together.
 
Corticorelin
Corticosteroids, including desonide lotion, can make corticorelin less effective. Corticorelin is used as a diagnostic agent in tests for Cushing's syndrome or other similar problems. If you are being tested for Cushing's disease, make sure your healthcare provider knows you have been using desonide lotion.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, before using desonide lotion, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.

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