October 1, 2014
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Medications for skin conditions

Acne

    Topical treatments
  • benzoyl peroxide (Acetoxyl , Benoxyl , Benzac AC, Benzac W, Desquam X, Oxyderm, Solugel)
  • benzoyl peroxide - erythromycin (Benzamycin)
  • clindamycin (Dalacin T topical Solution)
  • erythromycin - tretinoin topical (Stievamycin)
  • neomycin - methylprednisolone topical (Neo-Medrol Acne Lotion)
  • tretinoin (Retisol-A, Vitamin A Acid, Stieva-A Forte , Retin-A, Stieva-A )

    Oral treatments
  • cyproterone - ethinyl estradiol (Diane - 35)
  • isotretinoin (ccutane)
  • levonorgestrel - ethinyl estradiol (Alesse)
  • minocycline (Apo-Minocycline, Gen-Minocycline, Minocin, Novo-Minocycline, ratio-Minocycline)
  • norgestimate - ethinyl estradiol (Tri - Cyclen)
  • tetracycline (Apo-Tetra, Novo-Tetra, Nu-Tetra)

Bacterial skin infections (burns, cuts, wounds)

  • polymixin b - bacitracin zinc (Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment)
  • polymixin b - bacitracin zinc - gramicidin (Polysporin Triple Antibiotic Ointment)
  • polymixin b - gramicidin (Polysporin Cream)
  • polymixin b - neomycin - gramicidin (Neosporin Cream)
  • polymixin b - neomycin - bacitracin zinc (Neosporin Ointment)
  • polymixin b - neomycin - gramicidin (Neosporin)
  • fusidic acid or sodium fusidate topical (Fucidin Ointment, Fucidin Cream)
  • mupirocin (Bactroban)
  • silver sulfadiazine (Flamazine, Flamazine C)
  • hydrocortisone - neomycin - polymyxin B compound (Cortisporin)

Eczema (contact/allergic dermatitis)

    Mild to moderate
  • betamethasone valerate (Celestoderm, Betaderm, Valisone, Prevex B, Betnovate, ratio-Ectosone)
  • clioquinol - hydrocortisone (Vioform Hydrocortisone)
  • hydrocortisone - silicone (Barriere-HC)
  • hydrocortisone - urea (Uremol HC)
  • hydrocortisone cream (Claritin Skin Itch Relief)
  • diflucortolone valerate (Nerisone)
  • flumethasone - clioquinol cream (Locacorten Vioform Cream)
  • mometasone (Elocom)

    Moderate to severe
  • betamethasone dipropionate - gentamicin (Diprogen)
  • betamethasone valerate - gentamicin sulfate (Valisone-G)
  • clobetasol 17 - butyrate (Eumovate)
  • clobetasol 17 - propionate (Dermovate, Gen-Clobetasol Cream, Clobetasol Propionate, Gen-Clobetasol Ointment, Dermasone, ratio-Clobetasol, Novo-Clobetasol)
  • fluocinonide topical (Lyderm, Topsyn, Lidex, Tiamol, Lidemol)
  • halcinonide topical (Halog)
  • methylprednisolone - neomycin topical (for skin irriation) (Neo-Medrol Veriderm Cream)
  • triamcinolone acetonide - neomycin - nystatin - gramicidin compound (Kenacomb, ratio-Triacomb, Viaderm-K.C.)

Precancerous and cancerous skin lesions

  • fluorouracil topical (Efudex )
  • imiquimod cream (Aldara)
  • aldesleukin (Proleukin)
  • melphalan (Alkeran)
  • dacarbazine (DTIC)
  • bleomycin (Blenoxane)
  • hydroxyurea (Hydrea)
  • interferon alfa ( Roferon-A, Intron A)

Psoriasis

    Mild to moderate
  • betamethasone valerate (Celestoderm , Betaderm, Valisone, Prevex B, Betnovate, ratio-Ectosone)
  • calcipotriol - betamethasone ointment (Dovobet)
  • calcipotriol cream, ointment, and scalp solution (Dovonex)
  • coal tar (Zetar)
  • diflucortolone valerate (Nerisone)
  • hydrocortisone - silicone (Barriere-HC)
  • mometasone (Elocom)
  • tazarotene cream (Tazorac Cream)

    Moderate to severe
  • clobetasol 17 - propionate (Dermovate, Gen-Clobetasol Cream, Clobetasol Propionate, Gen-Clobetasol Ointment, Dermasone, ratio-Clobetasol, Gen-Clobetasol Scalp Application, Novo-Clobetasol)
  • clobetasol 17 - butyrate (Eumovate)
  • betamethasone dipropionate - gentamicin (Diprogen)
  • betamethasone valerate - gentamicin sulfate (Valisone-G)
  • diflucortolone and salicylic acid (cream) (Nerisalic)
  • betamethasone - salicylic acid lotion and ointment (Ratio-Topisalic Lotion, Diprosalic)
  • acitretin (Soriatane)
  • sulfasalazine (ratio-Sulfasalazine, Salazopyrin)
  • methoxsalen (Oxsoralen, Oxsoralen-Ultra)
  • methotrexate (Methotrexate, ratio-Methotrexate Sodium)
  • hydroxyurea (Hydrea)
  • cyclosporine (Sandimmune)

Chronic plaque psoriasis

  • alefacept (Amevive)

Rosacea

  • metronidazole (Metrogel, Metrocream, Noritate)

Seborrhea

    Mild to moderate

  • betamethasone valerate (Celestoderm, Betaderm, Valisone, Prevex B, Betnovate, ratio-Ectosone)
  • clioquinol - hydrocortisone (Vioform Hydrocortisone)
  • diflucortolone valerate ( Nerisone)
  • hydrocortisone - silicone (Barriere-HC)

    Moderate to severe
  • clobetasol 17 - butyrate (Eumovate)
  • clobetasol 17 - propionate (Dermovate, Gen-Clobetasol Cream , Clobetasol Propionate , Gen-Clobetasol Ointment, Dermasone, ratio-Clobetasol, Gen-Clobetasol Scalp Application, Novo-Clobetasol)
  • flumethasone - clioquinol cream (Locacorten Vioform Cream )
  • betamethasone dipropionate - gentamicin (Diprogen)
  • methylprednisolone - neomycin topical (for skin irriation) (Neo-Medrol Veriderm Cream)

Other infections (athlete's foot, ringworm)

  • betamethasone dipropionate - clotrimazole (Lotriderm)
  • ketoconazole topical cream (Nizoral Cream, Nizoral Shampoo, Ketoderm cream 2%)

Allergic reactions

  • diphenydramine (Benadryl)
  • hydroxyzine (Atarax, Apo-hydroxyzine, Novo-hydroxyzine, PMS-hydroxyzine)
  • prednisone (Apo-prednisone, Winpred)

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