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Dermatop is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Dermatop is also known by its drug name, Prednicarbate.

Dermatop is a corticosteroid of medium potency. It is believed that Dermatop works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Dermatop is applied topically to the affected area twice daily.

Dermatop comes in the form of an emollient cream.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Dermatop lists common side effects including mild skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions).

Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include swelling, allergic contact dermatitis, high blood sugar, and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Dermatop – RxList

Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association

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