The high-potency steroid in an emollient-rich base
Restores moisture to soothe and soften skin1,2
Emollient-based formulations may help:
- Soothe, moisturize, and rehydrate skin1
- Restore skin barrier function1-3
- Make skin feel more comfortable and less itchy1
Is cosmetically elegant and easy to spread2
- Creams spread easily and typically feel less greasy than ointment formulations1,2
Offers flexible dosing4
ApexiCon® E Cream is4:
- Applied to the affected area(s) one to three times daily, depending on the severity of the condition
- Available in 30 g and 60 g tubes
ApexiCon® E Cream (diflorasone diacetate cream USP 0.05% [emollient]) is a topical prescription medication for the relief of the inflammatory (redness) and pruritic (itching) manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions (such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis).
Do not use ApexiCon® E Cream if you have a history of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the preparation. If irritation develops, topical corticosteroids should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. This medication is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped unless directed by the physician. Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on an infant or child being treated in the diaper area, as this may increase the likelihood of the side effects.
Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids through the skin has produced various hormonal abnormalities, increased blood sugar, and sugar in the urine in some patients. The following local side effects have been reported most commonly with topical corticosteroids: burning, itching, irritation, dryness.
The safety and effectiveness of this product in pediatric patients have not been established. Pediatric patients are more likely to develop toxicity affecting various organs. Side effects of topical steroids in children may include problems with growth, weight gain, headaches, problems with vision, bulging soft spots on a baby's head, and stretch marks.
If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, consult with physician prior to using this product.
For more information, consult your healthcare professional.
Please see link to Full Prescribing Information below.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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- Factsheet: Emollients. London, UK: National Eczema Society; 2013.
- Kraft JN, Lynde CW. Moisturizers: what they are and a practical approach to product selection. Skin Therapy Lett. 2005;10(5):1-8.
- ApexiCon® E Cream [Prescribing Information, 2018]. Melville, NY: PharmaDerm, part of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.