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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. Oscar Novick
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Desoximetasone (Definition)

Desoximetasone is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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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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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 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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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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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Topicort (Definition)

Topicort is a high strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more