desoximetasone topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Topicort, Topicort LP)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Topicort, Topicort LP)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
An overdose of desoximetasone topical is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using desoximetasone topical (Topicort, Topicort LP)?
Do not use this medication to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use desoximetasone topical on broken or infected skin. Also avoid using this medication in open wounds.
What other drugs will affect desoximetasone topical (Topicort, Topicort LP)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied desoximetasone. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about desoximetasone topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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