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Desoximetasone Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.25% ; 0.05%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Cream, gel, ointment, spray: Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day

Comments:
-Treatment for longer than 4 weeks is not recommended.
-This topical drug should not be used if atrophy is present at the treatment site.
-The treated area should not be bandaged, covered, or wrapped unless directed by a healthcare provider.
-Topical spray should be discontinued when control is obtained.

Uses:
-Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
-Treatment of plaque psoriasis

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Cream, gel, ointment, spray: Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day

Comments:
-Treatment for longer than 4 weeks is not recommended.
-This topical drug should not be used if atrophy is present at the treatment site.
-The treated area should not be bandaged, covered, or wrapped unless directed by a healthcare provider.
-Topical spray should be discontinued when control is obtained.

Uses:
-Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
-Treatment of plaque psoriasis

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Cream, gel, ointment, spray: Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day

Comments:
-Treatment for longer than 4 weeks is not recommended.
-This topical drug should not be used if atrophy is present at the treatment site.
-The treated area should not be bandaged, covered, or wrapped unless directed by a healthcare provider.
-Topical spray should be discontinued when control is obtained.

Uses:
-Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
-Treatment of plaque psoriasis

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Rub in gently
-This topical drug is not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use.
-Use should be avoided on the face, axilla, or groin.

Storage requirements:
-Heat, flame or smoking should be avoided when using topical spray.

Monitoring:
-Endocrine: HPA-axis suppression (Urinary free-cortisol test, ACTH-stimulation test)

Patient advice:
-Patients should report any signs of local adverse reactions, especially those that develop under occlusive dressings.

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