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Desoximetasone Ointment Side Effects

Because desoximetasone ointment is an older medication, there is only vague information available about its possible side effects. Desoximetasone ointment is commonly reported to cause dryness and irritation of the skin. Other possible reactions to this ointment include increased sweating, acne, and stretch marks. Although these problems are typically minor and easy to treat, contact your healthcare provider if you develop hallucinations, severe swelling, or infections.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Desoximetasone Ointment

Just like any medicine, desoximetasone ointment (Topicort®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with desoximetasone ointment. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Desoximetasone Ointment Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of desoximetasone ointment are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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