Psorcon is available in ointment and cream forms, and in emollient ointment and cream.
Psorcon is prescribed for the relief of the inflammation and itching of skin disorders that respond to the application of steroids (hormones produced by the body that have potent anti-inflammatory effects).
To keep this problem to a minimum, avoid using large amounts of Psorcon over large areas, and do not cover it with airtight dressings such as plastic wrap or adhesive bandages unless specifically told to by your doctor.
Too much absorption can lead to unwanted side effects elsewhere in the body.
When you use Psorcon, you inevitably absorb some of the medication through your skin and into the bloodstream.
Psorcon side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects may include:
- Stretching or thinning of the skin;
- Stretch marks;
- Softening of the skin;
- Severe inflammation of the skin;
- Secondary infection;
- Prickly heat;
- Inflammation of hair follicles;
- Inflammation around the mouth;
- Excessive growth of hair;
- Excessive discoloring of the skin;
- Eruptions resembling acne;
Psorcon is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If an irritation or allergic reaction develops while you are using psorcon;
- If psorcon is spread over large areas of the skin);
- If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to diflorasone diacetate or other drugs of this type (antifungals, steroids);
Do not take Psorcon with any of the following drugs:
No interactions with food or other drugs have been reported.
Long-term treatment may interfere with the growth and development of children.
Your doctor will limit the use of Psorcon for your child to the least amount that is effective.
The emollient ointment may be applied up to 4 times daily.
Psorcon ointment should be applied as a thin film over the affected area from 1 to 3 times a day, depending on the severity or resistant nature of the condition.
The emollient cream may be applied up to 3 times a day.
Psorcon cream should be applied twice a day.
If an infection develops, you should stop using airtight dressings.
Your doctor may recommend airtight bandages for the management of psoriasis (a chronic skin disorder) or other stubborn skin conditions.
An acute overdosage is unlikely with the use of Psorcon; however, long-term or prolonged use can produce side effects throughout your body.
If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.