Information about Desoximetasone

Desoximetasone Uses

Desoximetasone is used in the treatment of eczema and Atopic dermatitis.

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
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Available Medicine for Desoximetasone

EmcorEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1921 variant(s)
Provate-DPercos India Pvt Ltd
2101 variant(s)
XinasoneLupin Ltd
89 to ₹1203 variant(s)

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.

Frequently asked questions for Desoximetasone


Q. What is Desoximetasone? What is it used for?

Desoximetasone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Desoximetasone is used to treat various allergic skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Desoximetasone effectively reduces symptoms associated with such conditions such as swelling, itching and redness.

Q. How does Desoximetasone work?

Desoximetasone works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Desoximetasone take to start working?

The time required by Desoximetasone to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Desoximetasone. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.

Q. Is Desoximetasone good for burns?

No, Desoximetasone should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Desoximetasone accidently gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.

Q. How to use Desoximetasone?

Before using Desoximetasone, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Desoximetasone gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Desoximetasone?

Be careful not to get Desoximetasone into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Desoximetasone if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Desoximetasone with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Desoximetasone only if prescribed by the doctor.


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