A healthcare provider may prescribe desoximetasone ointment to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. This medicine works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation. It is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin twice daily. Some potential side effects may include dryness, burning, and skin irritation.
What Is Desoximetasone Ointment?Desoximetasone ointment (Topicort®) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, desoximetasone ointment may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of desoximetasone ointment include but are not limited to:
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