Drug Information for Desonide Lotion 0.05% (Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC, Lincolnton, NC 28092): DESCRIPTION

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  • Desonide Lotion 0.05% contains desonide (Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,11,21-dihydroxy-16,17 -[(1-melhylethylidene) bis(oxy)]-,(11ß, 16a)- a synthetic nonfluorinated corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic agents.Chemically, desonide is C24H3206. It has the following structural formula:Desonide has the molecular weight of 416.51. It is a white to off white odorless powder which is soluble in methanol and practically insoluble in water. Each gram of Desonide Lotion contains 0.5 mg of desonide in a base of cetyl alcohol, edetate sodium, glyceryl stearate SE, light mineral oil, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan monostearate, and stearyl alcohol. May contain citric acid and/or sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.
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