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Desoximetasone Cream Dosage

With desoximetasone cream, your dosage will primarily depend on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. In most cases, it is recommended to apply a thin layer onto the affected areas of the skin twice daily. You should notice an improvement within two weeks; if your skin condition has not improved after two weeks of treatment, contact your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Desoximetasone Cream

The dose of desoximetasone cream (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 dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Desoximetasone Cream Dosing Guidelines for Skin Conditions

The standard dose for desoximetasone cream 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 cream 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 Cream

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with desoximetasone cream 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 cream dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Desoximetasone Cream Information

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