Topicort Uses

A healthcare provider may recommend using Topicort to treat itching and inflammation caused by various skin conditions. For example, this medicine is approved for treating skin problems such as poison ivy, eczema, and seborrhea, just to name a few. It comes as a cream, an ointment, a spray, and a gel, and works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation.

What Is Topicort Used For?

Topicort® (desoximetasone) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
Topicort cream, gel, and ointment are approved to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids. Topicort spray (which is very potent) is approved only for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. 
Topicort comes in four forms (a cream, an ointment, a spray, and a gel). The ointment is greasy, while the gel and cream are easier and less messy to apply. The gel tends to be more drying and more irritating to the skin than the ointment or cream. The different products also vary in their potency.
The following Topicort products are "Class II" (high potency) steroids:
  • Topicort 0.25% cream
  • Topicort 0.25% ointment
  • Topicort 0.05% gel.
Topicort LP 0.05% cream is a "Class IV" (medium potency) steroid. Topicort 0.25% spray is a "Class I" (super potency) steroid.

How Does It Work?

Topicort is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Topicort works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

Topicort Drug Information

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