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Medications for Atopic Dermatitis

Other names: Allergic Dermatitis; Contact Dermatitis; Dermatitis, Allergic; Dermatitis, Contact

What is Atopic Dermatitis:  Inflammation of the skin, characterized by an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions. It is often referred to as a type of eczema.

Medications to treat Atopic Dermatitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
triamcinolone C N 8 reviews
9.0

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Brand names:  Kenalog, Cinolar, Triacet, Trianex, Triderm, Aristocort A, Aristocort R, DermacinRx Trizapak, Juulissa Pharmapak, Pediaderm TA

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Protopic C N 23 reviews
7.0

Generic name: tacrolimus topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clobetasol C N 12 reviews
9.0

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Brand names:  Clobex, Temovate, Dermovate, Clobevate, Olux, Clodan, Cormax, Cormax Scalp, Embeline, Embeline E, Olux-E, Olux / Olux-E Kit, Temovate E

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Clobex C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Elidel C N 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: pimecrolimus topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
betamethasone C N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Brand names:  Diprolene, Betnovate, Valisone, Diprosone, Luxiq, Alphatrex, Beta-Val, Betacort, Betamethacot, Del-Beta, Diprolene AF

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Elocon C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: mometasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fluocinonide C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluocinonide topical

Brand names:  Fluocinonide-E, Vanos

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Topicort C N 1 review
10

Generic name: desoximetasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydrocortisone C N 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Brand names:  Cortizone-10, Westcort, Ala-Cort, Locoid, Locoid Lipocream, Ala-Scalp, Ala-Scalp HP, Aquanil HC, Beta HC, Bioelements Immediate Comfort, Caldecort, Cetacort, Cortaid, Corticaine, Cortizone-5, Cotacort, Dermarest Plus Anti-Itch, Dermasorb HC, Dermtex HC, Gly-Cort, Hytone, Instacort, Itch-X Lotion, Keratol HC, Lacticare-HC, MiCort-HC, NuCort, Nutracort, Pandel, Pediaderm HC, Recort Plus, Sarnol-HC, Scalacort, Scalp-Cort, Texacort, U-Cort

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Kenalog C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
mometasone C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: mometasone topical

Brand name:  Elocon

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
prednisone C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Medrol Dosepak C N 1 review
10

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack C N Add review Rate

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
tacrolimus C N 36 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tacrolimus topical

Brand name:  Protopic

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
desonide C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: desonide topical

Brand names:  Desonate, DesOwen, Tridesilon, Verdeso, LoKara

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fluocinolone C N 1 review
10

Generic name: fluocinolone topical

Brand names:  Synalar, Capex, Derma-Smoothe / FS, Derma-Smoothe / FS (Scalp), Flurosyn, Synalar Ointment

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fluticasone C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fluticasone topical

Brand name:  Cutivate

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Diprolene C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
desoximetasone C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: desoximetasone topical

Brand name:  Topicort

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dexamethasone Intensol C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
methylprednisolone C N 1 review
10

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Brand names:  Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Decadron C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cutivate C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fluticasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Alternative treatments for Atopic Dermatitis

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Atopic Dermatitis. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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