Indications for Desoximetasone 0.25%:
Adults and Children:
Oint: <10yrs: not established. Apply thin film to affected areas twice daily. Discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.
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.
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.