Topicort Mild Cream is a topical prescription medication used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash. The cream is primarily used for reducing inflammation, swelling, and itching associated with these skin conditions.
Topicort cream contains desoximetasone. Desoximetasone belongs to the family of medications known as topical corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.
Use and Dosage
Apply a thin film of Topicort Cream to the affected skin areas twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Rub in gently. Do not apply the cream in or near the eyes.
To use Topicort Cream, you should follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Generally, Topicort Mild Cream should be applied topically to the affected area once or twice per day, or as directed by your healthcare provider. You should apply a thin layer of cream and gently rub it into your skin until it is fully absorbed. You should avoid using the cream on open wounds, cuts, or infections.
Avoid using other skin products, such as lotions, cosmetics, or other topical medications, without consulting a healthcare provider first. The duration of use will depend on the specific condition being treated and the severity of symptoms. Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider and do not stop using the medication without consulting them first.
Use Topicort exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Topicort Mild Cream (Desoximetasone):
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Crusting of treated skin.
- Peeling or dryness when the gel is first applied to the skin.
- Skin rash or irritation around your mouth
- Stretch marks
- Swollen hair follicles
- Thinning or softening of your skin
Serious Side Effects of Topicort Mild Cream (Desoximetasone):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Discolored skin
- Dry mouth
- Eye pain
- Fruity breath odor
- Increased body hair
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Menstrual changes
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Redness warmth swelling oozing or severe irritation of any treated skin
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sexual changes
- Slow wound healing
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Thinning skin
- Tunnel vision
- Weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso)
- Worsening of your skin condition
Forms and Strength
Topicort Mild Cream (Desoximetasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Topicort Mild Cream: Cream
- Topicort Mild Cream should be used only as directed by the doctor, and the recommended dose and duration should not be exceeded.
- Desoximetasone can cause side effects such as burning, itching, irritation, and peeling. And if the condition worsens or does not improve within 2 weeks, one should consult a doctor.
- It is recommended to avoid using Topicort Mild Cream on the face, groin, or underarms without consulting a doctor.
- It should not be used on open wounds, cuts, or infected areas, and the medication should not be bandaged or covered unless directed by a doctor.
- The use of Topicort Mild Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding should only be done under the advice of a doctor.
- Topicort Mild Cream may interact with other medications, such as other corticosteroids, which should be discussed with a doctor or pharmacist before use.
- Prolonged use of Topicort Mild Cream may cause skin thinning, stretch marks, or discoloration of the skin. It is advisable to use it for the shortest duration necessary and only as directed by a doctor.
- Topicort Cream should not be used if one has an allergy to desoximetasone or any of the other ingredients in the cream.
- Long-term use or overuse of corticosteroids like Topicort Cream can also increase the risk of certain infections of the skin. Follow the instructions of the healthcare provider when using Topicort Cream.
- Children under the age of 18 should not use Topicort Cream without consulting a healthcare provider first.
- The medication should not be used by anyone other than the patient for whom it was prescribed, and it should also be kept out of reach of children.
- Patients with diabetes or other metabolic disorders should use Topicort Cream with caution, as corticosteroids can increase blood sugar levels.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Topicort Cream a prescription medication?
Yes, Topicort Cream is a prescription medication, and it should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
Can I use Topicort Mild Cream on my face?
Avoid using Topicort Mild Cream on the face without consulting a healthcare provider first.
Will Topicort Cream cure my skin condition?
Topicort Cream is meant to relieve the symptoms of skin conditions, such as itching, redness, and swelling. It is not a cure for the underlying skin condition.
Can I stop using Topicort Cream when my skin feels better?
Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider regarding the duration of use of Topicort Mild Cream. Do not stop using the medication without consulting your healthcare provider.
How should I store Topicort Mild Cream?
Store Topicort Mild Cream at room temperature, away from heat and light. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Avoid freezing the cream.