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Topicort (Desoximetasone)and/or alternatives
Topicort Gel 0.05% from $42.00 USD/packTopicort Gel 0.05%
Marketed as Topicort in Canada
Manufactured by: Sanofi Aventis Canada Inc
Product of CanadaRxPrescription RequiredCurrently Unavailable
Topicort Ointment 0.25% from $54.33 USD/packTopicort Ointment 0.25%
Marketed as Topicort in Canada
Manufactured by: Sanofi Aventis Canada Inc
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Topicort
Topicort is a topical medication given for the treatment of itching and inflammation caused by numerous skin conditions. The generic and chemical name of Topicort is desoximetasone, which is a steroidal drug.
Topicort works by reducing the action and effects of certain chemicals that are responsible for swelling, redness and inflammation in the body.
You may buy Topicort online for the treatment of conditions like psoriasis, eczema and allergic reactions. It may also be used for other skin conditions, but only if the doctor has specifically prescribed this medication.
Side effects of Topicort
Topicort will cause an allergic reaction if you have previously suffered from an allergy to desoximetasone. The signs of an allergic reaction are severe itching, redness, and swelling or hives on the skin, especially around the area where the medication was applied. If you have already suffered from an allergy, you must not buy Topicort.
Topicort, or any other topical steroid for that matter, may increase your blood or urine sugar levels when it is absorbed by the body. You must be very careful about this particular side effect if you are diabetic. Topicort is a pregnancy category C drug, which means that its effect on an unborn or nursing baby is still not known. You must talk to your doctor and discuss the risks involved before you take this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
Topicort may cause serious side effects in rare cases, some of which are given below:
- Muscle weakness and tiredness
- Puffed face and weight gain
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Seeing halos around lights
- Blurred vision
Minor side effects that may occur on taking Topicort include the following:
- Stretch marks
- Appearance of crusts, pimples or blisters on the skin
- Change in skin color
- Swollen hair follicles
- Irritation around the mouth or skin rash
- Softening or thinning of skin
- Mild dryness, peeling or itching of skin
Dosage of Topicort
Topicort should be applied as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor or as given on the medication label. You must not apply too much Topicort, as it may get absorbed by the body through the skin and you may experience side effects.
You must not cover the area where you applied Topicort with a cloth or bandage unless your doctor has specifically told you to do so. If this medication is being applied on the diaper area of your baby, you must not make him/her wear tight diapers or plastic pants after application. By covering the applied area, you are allowing the skin to absorb a greater amount of the medication, which could lead to dangerous side effects.
You must wash your hands before you apply Topicort. The area where the medication is to be applied must also be clean and dry. Do not apply it on open or wounded skin or on a large area.
Topicort may not interact with oral medications or injections, but it may interact with other topical ointments, gels or creams. You must tell your doctor about any medical or cosmetic skin cream you are using before you buy Topicort.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.