DESONIDE OINTMENT, 0.05%
For Dermatological Use Only - Not for Ophthalmic Use Rx Only
Desonide Ointment contains desonide (Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,11,21-dihydroxy-16, 17-[(1-methylethylidene)bis(oxy)]-, (11β,16 α)) a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primary synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
Chemically, desonide, the active ingredient in Desonide Ointment, is C24H32O6. It has the following structural formula:
Desonide has the molecular weight of 416.51. It is a white to off-white powder. The solubility of desonide in distilled water saturated with ether is 184 mg/L.
Each gram of Desonide Ointment contains 0.5 milligrams of desonide microdispersed in a base of white petrolatum.