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Topicort (Desoximetasone)


Topicort (Desoximetasone)

Prescription Required

0.05% Cream
0.05% Gel
0.25% Cream
0.25% Ointment

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  • Product Details


    Topicort Cream 0.25 Cream

    Topicort Cream

    Chemical Name DESOXIMETASONE (des-ox-i-MET-a-sone)

    Desoximetasone cream belongs to the group of topical (skin) steroids. They act by reducing the action of chemicals in the body which are responsible for causing inflammation. Topicort is used for treating inflammatory and itchy skin conditions like allergic reactions, eczema, dermatitis, different types of rashes and psoriasis.

    Topicort is a prescription drug. It can be easily purchased from Canada Pharmacy at the best price.


    Topicort is meant for topical use only. This means it is to be used on the skin only. It should never be used on the face, groin, and underarms unless directed by your doctor.

    Before applying the medicine, wash your hands and the area where it is to be applied. Dry it. Then apply a thin film of the medication on the affected area. Gently start rubbing it in. The usual dose for Topicort application is twice a day or as directed by your physician. After application, do not cover, bandage, or wrap the affected area unless advised by your doctor.

    In case of infants, if diaper area is affected, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

    Always wash your hands after applying the medication as it can be absorbed from the skin to cause side effects. Avoid getting the cream in your eyes, nose or mouth.

    Do not increase, stop or alter the dose of Topicort unless directed by your doctor.


    Active ingredient: Desoximetasone 0.25%


    Before taking this medicine, consult your doctor if you have the following conditions.

    • Allergy to topical corticosteroids like prednisolone, hydrocortisone
    • Any skin infections
    • Diabetes
    • Pregnancy
    • Breastfeeding
    • Pediatric use
    • Any cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin
    • Poor blood circulation
    • Immune system problems

    Side Effects

    Since Topicort cream is a topical agent, its side effects are manifested due to absorption from the skin. These include;

    • Blurred vision, seeing halos around lights
    • Mood changes
    • Sleep problems (insomnia)
    • Weight gain, puffiness of face
    • Muscle weakness, feeling tired
    • Mild skin itching, burning, peeling, or dryness
    • Thinning or softening of the skin
    • Skin rash or irritation around the mouth
    • Swollen hair follicles
    • Changes in the color of treated skin
    • Blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin
    • Stretch marks
    • Allergic reaction like hives, itching, shortness of breath, swelling of face and throat

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1862

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