Topical steroids:

Indications for: Desoximetasone 0.25%

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adults and Children:

Oint: <10yrs: not established. Apply thin film to affected areas twice daily. Discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.

Desoximetasone 0.25% 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 0.25% Classification:


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.


Formerly known under the brand name Topicort.

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