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Desoximetasone Dosage

For most forms of desoximetasone, the standard dosing guidelines are to apply a thin layer of the medicine onto the affected areas of the skin twice a day. Due to the increased risk for side effects, do not cover the area with a bandage or any other kind of dressing without your healthcare provider's approval.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Desoximetasone

The dose of desoximetasone (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 Dosing Guidelines for Skin Conditions

The standard dosage for desoximetasone 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 a dose, 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 side effects. For desoximetasone spray (a very potent product approved only for treating plaque psoriasis), dressings are not recommended.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.

General Information for Using Desoximetasone

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

Desoximetasone Medication Information

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