Psorcon

Generic name: Diflorasone diacetate.

Other brand names: Florone, Maxiflor.

Psorcon is an anti-inflammatory and topical corticosteroid. It stimulates the synthesis of enzymes required to decrease the inflammatory response.

Quick Facts About Psorcon

Purpose

Used to treat the inflammatory and itching symptoms of skin disorders that respond to topical application of steroids.

Psorcon Dosage

Use exactly as prescribed, on skin only. Keep away from the eyes. Never use large amounts over large areas or cover with airtight dressings unless directed by your doctor. Use only for disorder for which it was prescribed.

  • Usual adult dose: thin film of ointment to affected area 1 to 3 times per day. Doctor may recommend airtight bandages for psoriasis or stubborn skin conditions; if infection occurs, discontinue bandages.
  • Usual child dose: limited to least amount that is effective. Long-term treatment may affect growth and development in children. Avoid covering treated area with waterproof diapers or plastic pants.
  • Missed dose: apply as soon as possible, unless several hours have passed. In that case, do not apply missed dose; go back to regular schedule.

Psorcon Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

unlikely, though long-term or prolonged use can produce side effects throughout the body such as: weight gain, reddening and rounding of face and neck, growth of excess body and facial hair, high blood pressure, emotional disturbances, loss of energy due to high blood sugar, and increase in frequency of urination. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

Side effects: burning, dryness, eruptions resembling acne, excessive discoloration of the skin, excessive growth of hair, inflammation of hair follicles, inflammation around the mouth, irritation, itching, prickly heat, secondary infection, severe inflammation of the skin, softening of the skin, stretch marks, stretching or thinning of the skin.

No known less common or rare Psorcon side effects.

Interactions

No Psorcon drug interactions reported.

No known food/other substance interactions.

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Not known whether Psorcon appears in breast milk.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Follow doctor’s instructions carefully for children.

  • If sensitive to or allergic to this medication or similar medications (antifungals, steroids), you should not use. Inform your doctor if any irritation or allergic reaction occurs.

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