Psorcon E Emollient Cream

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each gram of Psorcon E Emollient Cream contains 0.5 mg diflorasone diacetate in a cream base.

Chemically, diflorasone diacetate is: 6?,9-difluoro-11?,17, 21-trihydroxy-16?-methyl-pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17,21-diacetate. The structural formula is represented below:

Psorcon E (diflorasone diacetate) structural formula illustration

Each gram of Psorcon E Emollient Cream contains 0.5 mg diflorasone diacetate in a hydrophilic vanishing cream base of propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan monostearate, polysorbate 60, mineral oil and purified water.

What are the possible side effects of diflorasone topical (ApexiCon, ApexiCon E, Maxiflor, Psorcon E)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing diflorasone topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain,...

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Psorcon E Emollient Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: ApexiCon, ApexiCon E, Maxiflor, Psorcon E

Generic Name: diflorasone topical (Pronunciation: dye FLOR a sone)

  • What is diflorasone topical (Psorcon E Emollient Cream)?
  • What are the possible side effects of diflorasone topical (Psorcon E Emollient Cream)?
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  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using diflorasone topical (Psorcon E Emollient Cream)?
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What is diflorasone topical (Psorcon E Emollient Cream)?

Diflorasone is a topical (for the skin) steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Diflorasone topical is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Diflorasone topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of diflorasone topical (Psorcon E Emollient Cream)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing diflorasone topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • muscle weakness, feeling tired.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin itching, burning, or dryness;
  • thinning or softening of your skin;
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth;
  • swollen hair follicles;
  • changes in color of treated skin;
  • blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; or
  • stretch marks.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about diflorasone topical (Psorcon E Emollient Cream)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.

Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Plastic film covering (such as plastic wrap) is sometimes used when treating psoriasis. Follow your doctor's instructions.

If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with diflorasone topical can increase the amount of medicine your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects.

Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more likely to absorb large amounts of a topical steroid through the skin. Steroid absorption in children may cause unwanted side effects, or a delay in growth with long-term use. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication over a long treatment period.

Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.

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