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Talk to Your Doctor

When it comes to finding ways to improve your skin condition, your doctor is your best resource and ally. He or she can help find the right skin care program for you. The following tips can help you talk to your doctor and form a good working relationship.

  • Prepare for your doctor visit
  • Make notes of what you want to say before you go
    • This way, you won't forget any important points you want to make.
  • Share any information about your skin condition
  • Be prepared to let your doctor know about any changes in your skin or your symptoms
    • Think about what might have caused those changes—perhaps you started a new medicine or you've gone through a stressful period. Let your doctor know.
  • Ask questions
    • If you don't understand something your doctor has said, say so. That way, your doctor will know that not everything is clear. Tell your doctor if you need more time to talk about something. If he or she doesn't have time, you may be able to talk to a doctor's assistant or nurse.
  • Take notes during the visit
    • It's okay to write down information the doctor gives you during the appointment. You may want to take a friend or family member with you—they can help you take notes.
  • Read your doctor's educational materials
    • Your doctor's office may be able to provide you with brochures, website information, and other resources. These tools can help you learn more about your condition.
  • Follow up with your doctor
    • Be sure to keep any follow-up appointments and let your doctor know how you're doing. He or she can make any changes in your skin care program as necessary.

ApexiCon® E Cream 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).

Important Safety Information

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.

ApexiCon® E Cream (diflorasone diacetate cream USP 0.05% [emollient]) Full Prescribing Information

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.

The information on this website should not take the place of talking with your healthcare professional. If you need medical information, please talk to your healthcare professional.