Topicort (Topical)


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turn skin brown


my doctor had me put Topicort on after 10 days of Carac.  Although skin was red from the Carac putting the Topicort on during the "cooling process" made my skin turn brown.  Any comments?
by arl in cranston,ri, 02/20/2009

Topicort (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Topicort (Topical)

Topicort (Topical) Medication Classification

DESOXIMETASONE (On the skin)

Topicort (Topical) Brandname

Topicort LP, Topicort

Topicort (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Desoximetasone (des-ox-i-MET-a-sone) Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other skin problems.Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Topicort (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to desoximetasone, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone (Aristocort®), or betamethasone (Valisone®).

How Should You Use Topicort (Topical)

Cream, Gel/Jelly, Ointment

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • Use on the skin only.
  • Put a thin layer of medicine on the affected area. Rub in gently.
  • Do not cover with a bandage unless your doctor tells you to do so.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Apply the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use twice as much for the next dose if you miss a dose.

Proper Topicort (Topical) Storage

Store Topicort (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Topicort (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Topicort (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Unless approved by your doctor, do not mix or use other skin medicines with this medicine.

Topicort (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have glaucoma, tuberculosis, diabetes, or a skin infection before you use this medicine.
  • You should not use in or around your eyes.
  • You should not use this medicine on your face or neck unless your doctor tells you to do so.
  • You should not use this medicine more often or for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

Topicort (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe itching, burning, or skin irritation
  • Signs of infection such as redness, swelling, or drainage or pus from the area
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild, temporary stinging
  • Skin irritation, burning, or redness
  • Raised spots on skin
  • Thinning of skin or bruising
  • Poor healing of skin
  • Acne-like skin changes

Topicort (Topical) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

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Ease of Use:

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Overall Satisfaction:

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