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Desoximetasone Spray

What If I Forget a Dose of Desoximetasone Spray?

If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.

How Does It Work?

Desoximetasone spray is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Desoximetasone spray works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with desoximetasone spray include the following:
  • This spray 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. Rub it in gently.
  • In general, covering the medication with a bandage or other type of dressing is not recommended, as this increases the risk for side effects.
  • Do not use desoximetasone spray on the face, underarms, or groin, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Storage Information

Desoximetasone spray should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Is There a Generic Version?

Desoximetasone spray is not available in generic form (see Generic Topicort).

Desoximetasone Spray Information

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