ATONIDE GEL contains Desonide which belongs to a group of medicines called Topical Corticosteroids. ATONIDE GEL is used to relieve inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatosis.
Along with this treatment, your doctor might advise you to take a urinary-free cortisol and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) stimulation test to evaluate HPA axis suppression (a condition that causes poor body defence against infection) especially in children to prevent its effect in the body.
Before applying ATONIDE GEL, inform your doctor if you are allergic to Desonide or any other ingredients in the medicine, and or have concomitant skin infections (infections caused by parasites).
ATONIDE GEL should be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women only if it is necessary. Consult your doctor for advice.
ATONIDE GEL is not recommended for use in children (less than 2 years of age). Consult your doctor before applying ATONIDE GEL.
The most common side effects of applying ATONIDE GEL are application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching and redness, headache. Contact your doctor if any of the side effects get worse.