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
Dermatomyositis 1 1
Dyshidrotic eczema 1 0

Show all 8 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 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Desoximetasone topical

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently taking Desoximetasone topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.25 % twice daily 1
daily 1
every other day 1

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


Currently taking Desoximetasone topical

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Desoximetasone topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
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 1
$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.