Desoximetasone 0.05%

  • Topical steroids

Desoximetasone 0.05% Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Desoximetasone 0.05%; crm, gel, oint.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

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Desoximetasone 0.05% Indications


Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Desoximetasone 0.05% Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

Apply thin film to affected areas twice daily. Discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.

Desoximetasone 0.05% Contraindications

Not Applicable

Desoximetasone 0.05% Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Desoximetasone 0.05% Warnings/Precautions


Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. Avoid use on face, axilla, or groin. Do not use on pre-existing skin atrophy. Risk of HPA axis suppression with high-potency steroids, prolonged use, application to large surface area, use of occlusive dressings, altered skin barrier, liver failure, young age; discontinue gradually, reduce dose, or substitute with less potent corticosteroid if occurs. Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Avoid abrupt cessation in chronic use. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Desoximetasone 0.05% Pharmacokinetics

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Desoximetasone 0.05% Interactions

Not Applicable

Desoximetasone 0.05% Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, skin maceration, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria; allergic contact dermatitis (discontinue if irritation occurs), HPA axis suppression (esp. in children); rare: Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia.

Desoximetasone 0.05% Clinical Trials

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Desoximetasone 0.05% Note


Formerly known under the brand name Topicort.

Desoximetasone 0.05% Patient Counseling

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