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Diflorasone Topical

Generic name: Diflorasone topical dye-FLOR-asone

Brand name: ApexiCon E, Psorcon, ApexiCon, Maxiflor, Florone, Florone E, Psorcon E
Forms of dosage: topical cream (0.05 percent) topical ointment (0.05 percent)
Drug class: topical steroids

What is Diflorasone topical?

Diflorasone is a potent drug that blocks the release of substances within the body that trigger inflammation. Topical Diflorasone (for your skin) can be used for treating skin problems like eczema or psoriasis. Topical Diflorasone may also be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Diflorasone

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

The skin is susceptible to absorbing the topical steroids, which cause adverse effects throughout your body. Consult your doctor if you are:

  • Swelling and weight increase (especially around your face or in your upper back and torso);
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and changes in sexual function, or
  • Issues with memory and feeling anxious.

Diflorasone topical can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop using diflorasone as a topical and consult your physician at the earliest opportunity if you suffer from:

  • Blurred vision blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos of light sources;
  • Extreme skin irritations where the medication was applied or
  • Symptoms of signs of a skin infection (swelling signs of skin infection (redness, swelling, the sensation of warmth, and bleeding).

Steroid medicines can cause growth issues in children. Discuss with your doctor if you feel your child isn't growing at a normal pace while using topical diflorasone.

Common side effects of topical diflorasone could include:

  • The appearance of redness or crusting on the hair follicles
  • The burning and itching of the treated skin
  • The skin's color is lightened after treatment.
  • Dry skin or irritation of the skin
  • Acne, skin rash;
  • An increase in hair growth
  • Stretch marks; or
  • White skin or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by putting dressings on for wounds for prolonged periods of time)

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

Do not apply Diflorasone cream if you're sensitive to the drug. Do not administer this medication to children without consulting a physician. Children can absorb greater amounts of this drug through their skin and be more likely to suffer negative side effects. Do not apply diflorasone to the skin to treat any ailment that has not been evaluated by your doctor.

Speak to your doctor if you are suffering from:

  • Any kind of skin.

Tell your physician if you suffer from diabetic issues. Topical steroid drugs absorbed through the skin could increase levels of glucose (sugar) in your urine or blood. It is not clear if this medicine can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. If you apply topical diflorasone to your chest, stay clear of areas that might come into contact with your baby's mouth.

How to take Diflorasone topical?

Follow all instructions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medicine precisely as prescribed.

Do not consume by mouth. Topical medicines are to be used only on the skin. Do not apply diflorasone topical to infected or broken skin or open wounds. Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying diflorasone to your hands, except if you're using the medication on your hands.

Use a tiny amount on the area of concern and massage it gently on the skin. Do not apply diflorasone cream to a large area of skin. Coverings made of plastic (such as plastic wrap or shower caps) can be used to cover the areas of psoriasis that are treated with topical diflorasone. Follow your doctor's advice.

Do not cover the affected area of your skin unless your doctor recommends it. Covering the treated area can increase the amount of medication that is absorbed by the skin and cause adverse consequences. If you're treating the area around your diaper with plastic, don't use pants or tight-fitting diapers.

Contact your doctor if the skin condition doesn't improve after a few days of treatment or if it becomes worse after using diflorasone topical. If you take this medication for a long time, you might require regular medical examinations. Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but avoid the dose you missed if it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has swallowed the medicine accidentally.

A high dose of topical diflorasone will not cause serious symptoms. But, over time, excessive doses of steroid can cause symptoms like the appearance of thinner skin, easy bruising changes in the appearance or shape of fat (especially on your neck, face, and back), as well as increased facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual sex.

What should be avoided?

Wash your eyes with water in case Diflorasone gets into your eyes.

Interaction with other drug

Skin care products will not be affected by any other medications that you are taking. But there are many drugs that interact with one another. Inform your health care professionals about the medicines you use, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbs.