- What is desoximetasone-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for desoximetasone-topical?
- Is desoximetasone-topical available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for desoximetasone-topical?
- What are the uses for desoximetasone-topical?
- What are the side effects of desoximetasone-topical?
- What is the dosage for desoximetasone-topical?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with desoximetasone-topical?
- Is desoximetasone-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about desoximetasone-topical?
What is desoximetasone-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Desoximetasone is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid that is used on the skin (topically). The naturally-occurring corticosteroid is cortisol or hydrocortisone produced by the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response.
- The FDA approved desoximetasone in March 1982.
What brand names are available for desoximetasone-topical?
Is desoximetasone-topical available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for desoximetasone-topical?
What are the uses for desoximetasone-topical?
- Topicort is used for treating adults (>18 yr) with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
- It also is used for treating other skin conditions that are responsive to corticosteroids.
What are the side effects of desoximetasone-topical?
Common side effects of Topicort include:
Other side effects include:
- Perioral dermatitis
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Abnormal hair growth
- Acneiform eruptions
Other less common side effects include:
Possible serious side effects include:
- Maceration of the skin
- Secondary infection
- Skin atrophy
Prolonged use (greater than two weeks) of high doses of Topicort can depress the ability of the body's adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids. Abruptly stopping Topicort in these individuals can cause symptoms of corticosteroid insufficiency, along with:
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