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Topicort Cream is a prescription medication used to alleviate a range of skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema, allergies, and rashes. The active ingredient in Topicort Cream is desoximetasone. Desoximetasone belongs to the family of medications known as topical corticosteroids. It works by reducing the swelling, itching, and redness associated with these skin conditions.
Uses and Dosage
To use Topicort Cream, you should follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Generally, Topicort Cream is applied to the affected area of the skin 2 to 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently rub it in. You should avoid getting the cream in your eyes or mouth.
Before applying Topicort Cream, make sure the affected area is clean and dry. Do not apply Topicort to other areas of your body or to treat other skin conditions unless directed to do so by your doctor. If you are using any other topical medications or moisturizers, wait a few minutes after applying them before applying Topicort Cream.
Do not use Topicort Cream more often than prescribed, or for longer than the prescribed period of time, as this can increase the risk of side effects. If your condition does not improve or if it gets worse after using this medication, contact your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Topicort Cream (Desoximetasone):
- Bruising or shiny skin
- Burning, itching, irritation, redness, or dryness of the skin
- Changes in skin color
- Red or purple blotches or lines under the skin
- Small white or red bumps on the skin
- Thin, fragile, or dry skin
- Tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
- Unwanted hair growth
Serious Side Effects of Topicort Cream (Desoximetasone):
- Severe rash
- Redness, swelling, oozing pus, or other signs of skin infection
Form and Strength
Topicort cream (Desoximetasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Topicort cream: Cream
- Prolonged use of Topicort cream may lead to thinning of the skin, stretch marks, or color changes.
- Applying Topicort cream to areas with broken skin, infections, or wounds may worsen the condition.
- Long-term use or excessive application of corticosteroid creams may lead to adrenal suppression, a condition where the body stops producing natural steroids to respond to stress.
- Topicort cream should not be used in the treatment of acne vulgaris, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, and other non-inflammatory skin conditions.
- Application of Topicort cream to the eyes or face, especially for prolonged periods, may lead to serious side effects.
- If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, hives, or difficulty breathing, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention.
- Do not use Topicort cream on the face, groin or armpits unless directed by your healthcare provider.
- Do not use bandages or dressings over the affected area unless directed by your healthcare provider.
- Avoid getting Topicort cream in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth.
- Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant, as the use of Topicort cream during pregnancy or breastfeeding may be harmful.
- Inform your healthcare provider of any other medications you are taking, as they may interact with Topicort cream.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long can I use Topicort cream?
The duration of treatment with Topicort cream may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the skin condition being treated. Follow the instructions of a healthcare provider and not exceed the recommended duration of use.
Is it safe to use Topicort cream with other medications?
The use of Topicort cream with other medications should be discussed with a healthcare provider, as it may interact with certain medications, have other potential risks, or side effects.
How soon can I expect to see results from using Topicort cream?
The timeline for results may vary depending on the severity of the skin condition being treated, but results may be seen within a few days of starting treatment with Topicort cream.
Can I apply moisturizer or sunscreen while using Topicort cream?
Yes, moisturizer or sunscreen can typically be applied after Topicort cream has been fully absorbed into the skin. However, wait several minutes before applying any additional products to avoid diluting or interfering with the effects of the medication.
It's important to purchase Topicort Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.