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Desoximetasone Ointment Dosage

When using desoximetasone ointment, the standard dosage is a thin layer applied on the affected areas of the skin twice daily. Use this medicine sparingly; only a small amount is necessary to be effective. If you have not noticed any improvement in your skin problem within two weeks of starting this ointment, talk to your healthcare provider about other possible treatment options.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Desoximetasone Ointment

The dose of desoximetasone ointment (Topicort®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Desoximetasone Ointment Dosing Guidelines for Skin Conditions

The standard dosage for desoximetasone ointment for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis) is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin twice a day. Gently rub the medication into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated skin. Wash your hands after applying the medicine, unless you are treating your hands.
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medication with a dressing. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation for which type of dressing to use. Using a dressing might increase the absorption and effectiveness of the medicine, but it also increases the risk for desoximetasone ointment side effects.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.

General Information for Using Desoximetasone Ointment

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with desoximetasone ointment include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin twice a day.
  • Apply the medication sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or desoximetasone ointment dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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