GENERIC NAME: desoximetasone
BRAND NAME: Topicort
DISCONTINUED BRAND: Topicort LP
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- 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.
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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