Desoximetasone Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

1 year or older:
Apply a very thin film to the affected areas once or twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eczema

1 year or older:
Apply a very thin film to the affected areas once or twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Psoriasis

1 year or older:
Apply a very thin film to the affected areas once or twice a day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Pediatric patients may demonstrate greater susceptibility to topical corticosteroid induced HPA axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome due to the larger skin surface area to body weight ratio.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Rub in gently
-For the treatment of resistant dermatoses, may use with occlusive dressings.

Storage requirements: Avoid heat, flame or smoking when using topical spray

General: Desoximetasone is available as a 0.25% ointment (high potency), 0.25% cream (high potency), 0.05% cream (medium potency), 0.05% ointment (medium potency), 0.05% gel (medium potency), and 0.25% topical spray (high potency).

Monitoring: Urinary free cortisol and ACTH stimulation may be helpful in assessing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression.

Patient advice:
-Report any signs of local or systemic adverse reactions
-Discard the topical spray 30 days after receiving from pharmacy

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