Desoximetasone

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Desoximetasone
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(8S,9S,10S,11S,13S,14S,16R,17S)-9-Fluoro-11- hydroxy-17-(2-hydroxyacetyl)-10,13,16-trimethyl- 7,8,11,12,14,15,16,17-octahydro-6H- cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
Clinical data
Trade names Topicort
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
MedlinePlus a605026
Legal status Prescription only
Routes Topical
Identifiers
CAS number 382-67-2 YesY
ATC code D07AC03
D07XC02 (combinations)
PubChem CID 5311067
DrugBank DB00547
ChemSpider 21117768 YesY
UNII 4E07GXB7AU YesY
KEGG D03697 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1766 N
Chemical data
Formula C22H29FO4 
Mol. mass 376.462 g/mol
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Desoximetasone is a medication belonging to the family of medications known as topical corticosteroids. It is used for the relief of various skin conditions, including rashes. It helps to reduce redness, itching, and irritation.[1] Desoximetasone is a synthetic corticosteroid, a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic agents.

There are two brand name products:

  • Topicort Emollient Cream (0.25% desoximetasone)
  • Topicort LP Emollient Cream (0.05% desoximetasone)

Uses[edit]

When using desoximetasone, some of the medication may be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Too much absorption can lead to unwanted side effects elsewhere in the body. To keep this problem to a minimum, avoid using large amounts of desoximetasone over large areas, do not use it for extended periods of time, and do not cover it with airtight dressings such as plastic wrap or adhesive bandages unless specifically told to by your doctor.[1] Children may absorb more medication than adults do. Desoximetasone is for use only on the skin and should be kept out of the eyes.

Desoximetasone can also be used to treat some types of psoriasis.

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