ApexiCon E

Drug List

ApexiCon E

Drug Name

ApexiCon E (Diflorasone diacetate)

Manufactured By

PharmaDerm A division of Fougera Pharmaceuticals I

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Diflorasone topical is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).

How To Use

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation. This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water. This medicine should only be used for skin conditions that your doctor is treating. Check with your doctor before using it for other conditions, especially if you think that a skin infection may be present. This medicine should not be used to treat certain kinds of skin infections or conditions, such as severe burns. Do not use the topical cream on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor. •Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. •Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently. •Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor. •If the medicine is applied to the diaper area of an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants unless directed to do so by your doctor. •If your doctor ordered an occlusive dressing or airtight covering to be applied over the medicine, make sure you know how to apply it. Occlusive dressings increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin, so use them only as directed. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor

Side Effects

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:•Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin irritation itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin, •redness and scaling around the mouth •thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers) Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:•Acne or pimples, •burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters, •burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair, •increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs, •lightening of normal skin color •lightening of treated areas of dark skin •reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin •softening of the skin Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

In Case of Overdose

Seek medical attention or call911

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.