What is Desoximetasone topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Topicort


Desoximetasone is a topical corticosteroid used to treat the inflammation associated with various skin conditions. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching. It comes as a cream, ointment or gel and is applied to the skin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rashes (redness, swelling) 3 0
Psoriasis 2 1
Chilblains 1 2
Dyshidrotic eczema 1 0
Eczema 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Desoximetasone topical

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Desoximetasone topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Desoximetasone topical


Stopped taking Desoximetasone topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Desoximetasone topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 1

Patients stopped taking Desoximetasone topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Desoximetasone topical.