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Background and Date of Approval

Desoximetasone is an anti-inflammatory drug developed by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration and initially approved for treating psoriasis and inflammatory skin disorders.

Mechanism of Action of undefined

Desoximetasone works by suppressing inflammation in the skin. It reduces the body's immune response and decreases the release of inflammatory substances, helping to relieve itching, swelling, and redness associated with skin conditions.

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Desoximetasone is used to manage various skin conditions caused by symptoms such as redness, itching, swelling, and discomfort. It is particularly effective in treating conditions like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and other inflammatory skin disorders.

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For external use only. After cleansing, it is important to apply enough cream to cover the affected area that needs treatment and gently massage it into the skin until it is fully absorbed. Avoid contact with eyes. Apply Desoximetasone once or twice daily or as your doctor recommends. 

Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined


This drug is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or its component. Check the ingredients list on any skincare products before using them, mainly if you have known allergies or sensitive skin. Do not use Desoximetasone for prolonged periods without medical supervision, as it may cause skin thinning or other side effects.


Discuss the use of this cream with a physician if pregnant or breastfeeding, as it should be used cautiously during these periods. This product is designed for external use only and should not be ingested. 

Side Effects

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them. Desoximetasone is generally safe and won't cause any side effects. However, consult your physician for more advice if you experience uncommon side effects.

Word Of Advice

Desoximetasone should not be placed in contact with the eyes, nostril areas, or close to the mouth. Apply for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks for best results. It can be used for all skin types. Avoid using the product and consult a physician or a dermatologist if any irritation or adverse reactions occur.

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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.