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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking desonide if you:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Desonide to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Desonide Work?

Desonide is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing properties. Desonide works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
 
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