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

Topicort is a corticosteroid of mid-range potency. It is believed that Topicort works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Topicort should be applied topically twice daily.

Topicort comes in ointment form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Topicort lists side effects including burning, itching, and dryness. Topical corticosteroids can also cause skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), acne, excessive hair growth, folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles), allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, and stretch marks.

Rare but serious side effects listed for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Topicort – RxList

Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association

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