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(Desoximetasone) Ointment USP 0.05%
For topical use only. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Topicort® (desoximetasone) Ointment USP, 0.05% contains the active synthetic corticosteroid desoximetasone. The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
Each gram of Topicort® (desoximetasone) Ointment USP, 0.05% contains 0.5 mg of desoximetasone in an ointment base consisting of mineral oil and white petrolatum.
The chemical name of desoximetasone is Pregna-1, 4-diene-3, 20-dione, 9-fluoro-11, 21dihydroxy- 16-methyl-,(11ß,16α)-.
Desoximetasone has the molecular formula C22H29FO4 and a molecular weight of 376.47. The CAS Registry Number is 382-67-2.
The structural formula is:
What are the possible side effects of desoximetasone topical (Topicort, Topicort LP)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing desoximetasone topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling...
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/14/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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