Atonide Gel 20 Gm
Desonide is used for the prevention and treatment of certain allergies that affect nose, throat, and lungs. It also treats other symptoms of allergy such as swelling, itching, and redness of affected area. Additionally, it is used to treat symptoms of asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorders, skin and eye disorders.
How does the drug work?
Desonide belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. it controls the rate of protein synthesis. It helps in inhibiting the polymorphonuclear leukocytes, fibroblasts, capillary permeability and lysosomal stabilization. These actions of Desonide are responsible for controlling and preventing the inflammation that occurs in the asthma and other allergic conditions of airways.
What are the common side effect?
The side effects of desonide include Anxiety, belching, cataract, sleeping disorders, glaucoma, behavioral disturbances, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal suppression, heartburn, indigestion, irritation, restlessness, and blemishes.
• Patient conditions such as cataract, cardiovascular disease, seizures diabetes mellitus, and peptic ulcers should not take Atonide medication.
• Atonide drug must be taken with food to avoid gastric irritation. Discontinue the medication in case of any allergic reactions.
• Do not discontinue the medication abruptly; to avoid Atonide side effects the doctor would taper the dose.
• Report the doctor in case of any signs such as chest tightness or difficulty in breathing after taking Atonide medication.
• Atonide drug is unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
• Regular monitoring of blood pressure, serum glucose levels, signs and symptoms of adrenal suppression is recommended, as the conditions may alter the benefits of Atonide.
1. Can I take desonide with carbamazepine? No. Desonide makes carbamazepine less effective. Therefore avoid concomitant use of both the drugs. Talk to the doctor for further advice.
2. Do I gain weight with the use of desonide? Yes, weight gain is common with the use of desonide. Consult your doctor in such condition.
3. Is desonide used for relief of acute bronchospasm? No. desonide is not indicated for acute bronchospasm.
4. Is desonide used in infants? Yes, desonide is used in the children and infants for the treatment of acute laryngotracheobronchitis.
5. Can I drive after taking desonide dose? No. desonide may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Therefore, avoid the activities that require alertness.