Diflorasone diacetate is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Diflorasone diacetate has been sold under various brand names, including Apexicon, Maxiflor, Psorcon, and Florone.
Diflorasone diacetate is a member of a class of drugs called corticosteroids. When applied to the skin, Diflorasone diacetate is believed to work by stopping the formation of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, irritation, and itching.
How do I take it?
Diflorasone diacetate is available as an ointment or cream. Prescribing information states that Diflorasone diacetate should be applied to affected areas of the skin one to three times daily. It should be used exactly as prescribed by a physician.
The FDA-approved label for diflorasone diacetate lists common side effects that include burning, itching, irritation, dryness, inflamed hair follicles, excessive hair growth, secondary infection, and thinning skin.
Serious side effects listed for diflorasone diacetate include cataracts, glaucoma, and vision loss.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Diflorasone diacetate — MedlinePlus
Diflorasone (Topical Application Route) — Mayo Clinic