If your healthcare provider prescribes Topicort, the dose will primarily depend on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. In general, a small amount of the medicine is applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily. If your skin condition has not improved after two weeks of using this skin medicine, talk to your healthcare provider about other treatment options.
The dose of Topicort® (desoximetasone) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The standard dosage for Topicort for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis) is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin twice a day. Gently rub the medication into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated skin. Wash your hands after applying the medicine, unless you are treating your hands.
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medication with a dressing. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation for which type of dressing to use. Using a dressing might increase the absorption and effectiveness of the medicine, but it also increases the risk for Topicort side effects.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Topicort include the following:
- This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin twice a day.
- Apply the medication sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Topicort dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.