Desoximetasone is a drug to relieve the symptoms of inflammation, itching, and redness on the skin due to psoriasis, eczema, allergies , or skin abnormalities (dermatosis) that are responsive to corticosteroid drugs.

This drug belongs to the group of corticosteroids that work by suppressing the activity of the immune system, thus preventing the formation of mediators or cells that trigger complaints and symptoms of inflammation. It should be remembered that this medicine cannot be used casually and must be in accordance with the doctor's prescription.

Desoximetasone trademarks: Denomix, Dercason, Desoximetasone, Desoximetasone 0.25%, Desoxiron, Dexigen, Deximet, Dexocort, Dexomet, Dexosyn, Esperson, Imetasone, Maxson, Nupeson, Pyderma, Topcort

What is Desoximetasone

Group Prescription drugs
Category Topical corticosteroids
Benefits Relieves symptoms of inflammation, such as itching, swelling, or redness in the skin due to abnormalities in the skin (dermatosis)
Used by Adults and children
Desoximetasone for pregnant and lactating women Category C: Studies on experimental animals show side effects on the fetus, but there are no controlled studies on pregnant women.

Medicines can only be used if the magnitude of the expected benefit exceeds the magnitude of the risk to the fetus.

Desoximetasone is not yet known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. Breastfeeding mothers are advised not to use this medicine without first consulting a doctor.

Form Creams and ointments

Precautions Before Using Desoximetasone

Desoximetasone can only be used according to a doctor's prescription. Consider the following before using desoximetasone:

  • Do not use desoximetasone if you are allergic to this drug. Tell your doctor about any allergies you have, especially if you are allergic to corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone and prednisone.
  • Tell your doctor if you suffer from diabetes , blood circulation disorders, or immune system disorders.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are currently suffering from a skin infection, liver disease , or adrenal gland disorder .
  • Tell your doctor if you are using other medicines, including supplements and herbal products.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor that you are using desoximetasone if you plan to have surgery, including dental surgery.
  • Discuss with a doctor first before giving desoximetasone to children because this drug can increase the risk of growth disorders in children if used in the long term.
  • Contact a doctor if the symptoms experienced do not improve within 2 weeks after using this medicine.
  • See a doctor immediately if an allergic drug reaction , serious side effect, or overdose occurs after using desoximetasone.

Dosage and Administration of Desoximetasone

The dose of medicine prescribed by the doctor will be adjusted to the condition and age of the patient. The following is a common dose of desoximetasone:

  • Condition: Psoriasis
    Adults and children: Apply the medicine 2 times a day on the problem skin area.
  • Condition: Dermatosis that is responsive to corticosteroids
    Adults: Apply the medicine 2 times a day on the problem skin area.

How to Use Desoximetasone Correctly

Follow your doctor 's advice and read the instructions on the package before using desoximetasone. Do not increase or decrease the dose without first consulting a doctor.

Before applying desoximetasone, wash and dry your hands and the skin that will be applied. After that, apply and smooth this medicine on the problem skin.

Desoximetasone should not be used on injured skin. Do not apply this medicine on the face, armpits, or genitals and do not cover the skin that has been smeared with desoximetasone, except on the instructions of a doctor.

Immediately wash with clean water if desoximetasone gets into the eyes, nose, mouth, or other areas that are being treated. After applying this medicine, wash your hands again.

Try to use desoximetasone at the same time every day for maximum drug effectiveness.

If you forget to use desoximetasone, immediately use the medicine when the break with the next application schedule is not too close. If it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.

Store desoximetasone in a cool, dry place. Avoid the medicine from direct sunlight and keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Interactions of Desoximetasone with Other Drugs

The following are drug interaction effects that can occur if desoximetasone is used together with certain drugs:

  • Decreased therapeutic effect of corticorelin, hyaluronidase, or kidney cancer drug aldesleukin
  • Increased blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) if used with ceritinib
  • Increased risk of side effects from deferasirox

Side Effects and Dangers of Desoximetasone

Side effects that can occur after using desoximetasone are sore, burning, and itching sensations on the skin. Check with your doctor if the side effects do not subside or get worse.

See a doctor immediately if you experience a serious drug allergic reaction or side effect, such as:

  • Rash or red bumps around the mouth
  • Stre t ch marks
  • Acne face
  • The growth of fur or hair in a certain area
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles ( folliculitis )
  • Change in skin color
  • Thin skin
  • Dry skin
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