• If you have certain skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, your doctor may want to discuss prescribing desoximetasone cream, an FDA-approved topical ointment, according to

    Desoximetasone Cream

    According to, desoximetasone cream is an FDA-approved, doctor-prescribed topical ointment for certain skin conditions, the main ingredient of which is 0.25 percent active desoximetasone. Taro Pharmaceuticals is a marketer of desoximetasone cream.

    What is Desoximetasone?

    Desoximetasone, according to, is a synthetic, fluorinated corticosteroid that works as an anti-inflammatory, an anti-pruritic (anti-itching compound) and a vasoconstrictor---it constricts skin-surface blood vessels. It is used to treat skin conditions that respond to this type of corticosteroid.

    Skin Conditions

    The three main skin conditions for which desoximetasone cream is usually prescribed are psoriasis, eczema and seborrheic eczema. According to the Health Line website, desoximetasone cream should not be prescribed for acne.

    Side Effects

    Side effects of desoximetasone cream are usually just a mild stinging feeling that goes away, but can include itching, dryness, redness, burning, swelling, acne outbreaks, dermatitis and severe allergic reactions. According to the Health Line website on desoximetasone, if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal, see your doctor immediately.


    According to, desoximetasone cream should not be used on your face, underarm or groin areas. This cream is considered an FDA pregnancy category C drug: It should not be taken during pregnancy, according to DailyMed website on desoximetasone cream.

    Source: Information on Desoximetasone Cream Health Line on Desoximetasone DailyMed website on Desoximetasone Cream

    More Information: Taro Pharmaceuticals website

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