A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Diflorasone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions, including psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body and eczema
How is this medicine (Diflorasone) best taken? Use diflorasone as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better. Do not take diflorasone by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn). Do not put on the face, underarms, or the groin area unless told to do so by the doctor. Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand. Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well. Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently. Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Diflorasone? Tell all of your health care providers that you take diflorasone. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. Do not use diflorasone to treat acne, rosacea, or a rash around the mouth. Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants if treated part is in the diaper area. This may cause more drug to get into the body. Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin. Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin. Use care when using on a large part of the skin. Talk with the doctor. Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor. This medicine may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor. If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely. Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor. This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using diflorasone while you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away? WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect: Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit. Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss. Signs of Cushing's disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing. Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth). Thinning of the skin. Skin irritation. Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation. Diflorasone topical side effects (more detail) What are some other side effects of Diflorasone? All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away: Dry skin. Itching. Burning. These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.