Uses

Desoximetasone is used to treat a type of skin condition (plaque psoriasis). It reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that may occur with plaque psoriasis. This medication is a strong corticosteroid.

How to use Topicort Spray, Non-Aerosol

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using desoximetasone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is for use on the skin only. Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, mouth, or vagina. If this occurs, rinse with plenty of water. Do not use it on thinning skin.

Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication, then clean and dry the affected area. Spray only enough medication to cover the affected areas with a thin layer and gently rub in as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands.

This medication is flammable. Avoid smoking when applying this medication and do not use or store it near heat or open flame.

Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Once your skin condition is under control, you should stop using desoximetasone unless directed by your doctor. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens after 4 weeks. According to the manufacturer, you should not use this drug for longer than 4 weeks.

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