Information about Desoximetasone
How Desoximetasone works
Desoximetasone is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.
Common side effects of Desoximetasone
Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Dryness
Expert advice for Desoximetasone
- Desoximetasone helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
- Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Desoximetasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
- Desoximetasone is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
- It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
- Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
- Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
- If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Desoximetasone and consult your doctor.
- Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.
- Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Desoximetasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
- Do not stop taking Desoximetasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.