Desonide Foam Side Effects
Among the most common side effects of desonide foam are coughing, respiratory tract infections, and burning at the application site. In most cases, reactions to this medicated skin foam tend to be minor and easily treated. However, there are also some problems that may lead to serious complications and should be reported to a healthcare provider right away, including difficulty breathing, severe fluid retention, or infections.
Just like any medicine, desonide foam (Verdeso®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with desonide foam. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Some side effects of desonide foam are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
- Ruptured tendons
- Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
- Severe fluid retention
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In general, these serious reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when desonide foam is used as directed for a short period (four weeks or less). Applying too much over too large of an area for an extended period may increase the risk for serious side effects.