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Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment expensive?

Few competitors: Dexamethasone ointment has only a few suppliers and the total market is small. So the pharma manufacturers think they can jack up the price and get more for each prescription. And - they are right since there is little competition for this product. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Why is desoximetasone ointment so darn expensive?

Cost of producing it: The price of medications, including this one, is set by the manufacturer based on costs related to developing, producing, and distributing the medication. Since this is generic, it is also influenced by the number of competing manufacturers in the market, in general, the more competitors, the lower the price. ...Read more

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Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Are rosacea and desoximetasone ointment effective?

Ointments may be: Ointments containing steroids by help manage the flare up in rosacea, but they are most definitely not a cure and should be used sparingly and cautiously under the guidance of a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a special interest in skin. Be well from the jersey shore, . ...Read more

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Is it okay to use desoximetasone on hemorrhoids?

Is it okay to use desoximetasone on hemorrhoids?

Too strong: Hydrocortisone is the only steroid to use on hemorrhoids. Stronger ones can lead to atrophy and incontinence! ...Read more

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Is it okay to use desoximetasone for hemorrhoids?

Is it okay to use desoximetasone for hemorrhoids?

Steroid: That is a topical steroid and it is ok to use but I would use one of the preparations specifically for hemorrhoids that contain steroids. One of those is proctocort. ...Read more

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Can you use desoximetasone on cold sores?

Can you use desoximetasone on cold sores?

Cold Sores: You can use steroid cream to lesions because it is anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Can I use topicort on my lips.?

Can I use topicort on my lips.?

Topicort on lips: Topicort is a fairly potent topical corticosteroid which is meant to be used on the lips. ...Read more

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Can I use desoximetasone on cold sore?

Can I use desoximetasone on cold sore?

Not a good idea: You could, but it's not a good idea and could make things worse. Cold sores are caused by herpes, which should not be treated with steroids. ...Read more

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Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun burn?

Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun burn?

Cortisone & sunburn: Sure, apply it 2-3 times a day, and don't overdo it. See the other tips I just posted for sunburn, including Aspirin and white vinegar. ...Read more

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Is desoximetasone. 25% safe to use on an a small external area of an 8 year old for a short period of time (once a day for 2-3 days).

Is desoximetasone. 25% safe to use on an a small external area of an 8 year old for a short period of time (once a day for 2-3 days).

Not recommended: It is better to use a topical steroid that is safe to use in children such as desonide or. Fluticasone cream. Ask your pcp or dermatologist to evaluate your child's rash and prescribe a more appropriate steroid. ...Read more

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Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun poisoning areas?

Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun poisoning areas?

Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just put it anywhere! If you are referring to sun allergies such as polymorphic light eruption (pmle), steroid creams can help treat. If you mean solar urticaria (hives), creams don't work as well as antihistamines. For pmle or hives, see your doctor! ...Read more

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How soon can I apply topicort after I apply xolegel? Or should I apply topicort before xolegel? I am to use both twice per day on hands and feet.

How soon can I apply topicort after I apply xolegel? Or should I apply topicort before xolegel? I am to use both twice per day on hands and feet.

Try alternating: You can use one then the other 6 hours later, so they are offset by 6 hours in their delivery, giving each one the best chance of working at its best potential. ...Read more

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I use desoximetasone to stop itching on my ear lopes. What could I use that is would not require a prescription?

I use desoximetasone to stop itching on my ear lopes. What could I use that is would not require a prescription?

Coritsone: You could try over-the-counter cortison cream, combined with a general lotion to help with itching. However, depending on the condition you are treating, the over-the-counter strength of the cream may not be strong enough to treat your problem. ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription substitute for desoximetasone?

Is there a non-prescription substitute for desoximetasone?

No: Low strength steroids (hydrocortisone) are available over-the-counter without a prescription but Desoximetasone is much stronger and only available by prescription. ...Read more

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May topicort LP be used on sebaceous cysts?

May topicort LP be used on sebaceous cysts?

Won't help: A sebaceous cyst is a plugged skin structure, it usually contains an oily substance. See a doctor if the cyst is big, painful, unsightly or infected. They can be treated by removal or inscision. ...Read more

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Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Defame thawing: Creams should be used as directed, may cause localized atrophy and excesses could be absorbed internally. ...Read more

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Are there any non-prescription substitutes for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Are there any non-prescription substitutes for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Not as strong: Topicort is a topical steroid cream. It is what we consider, depending on the concentration, a moderate potency steroid cream. You could purchase a Hydrocortisone 1 % over the counter but it will not be as efficacious as your topicort. Find out if your dr has any samples available, or co-pay cards to reduce the price of the topicort. So yes, you can try the hydrocortisone, but it may not work. ...Read more

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Help please! Could desoximetasone be used on the ear?

Need more info: What reason would you be using it for? If the use is appropriate, it can be used. ...Read more

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Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Cysts on penis: Topicort would have no usefulness in the treatment of penile cysts. These need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can topicort be bought without prescription?

Can topicort be bought without prescription?

No but treating what: But you can discuss with your pharmacist about other over the counter products that are available in the corticosteroid family. You can discuss your options with your physician. It very much depends on what you are treating? Different rashes require different therapies. ...Read more

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Is there a non-prescription alternative for desoximetasone (topicort)?

Yes OTC topical med: It depends what is being treated as itis used for a variety of topical rashes, your pharmacist can show what is availble otc, but the otc coticosteroids are not as potent (as strong). Your dermatologist can suggest a variety of alternatives, some of which are non-prescription meds. ...Read more

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Can topicort be used on my scalp to control my eczma?

Can topicort be used on my scalp to control my eczma?

Eczema: Topicort is a fairly potent topical corticosteroid which can be used in scalp eczema, with relative safety. ...Read more

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Is desoximetasone cream (0.25%) okay for healing tattoos? Please advise!

Is desoximetasone cream (0.25%) okay for healing tattoos? Please advise!

No: What do you mean by healing tattoos? The inflammation resolves on its own. A steroid cream is not needed. ...Read more

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What should I do if I h ave desoximetasone in eye?

What should I do if I h ave desoximetasone in eye?

Eye drop?: I am guessing you have been prescribed, or have some, Dexamethasone eyedrops which you have applied to the eye. If prescribed, follow the directions of your ophthalmologist. If accidental due to finding a bottle in the house, do not worry as one or two drops will do no harm. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory which should be used only with a doctor;s supervision. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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