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Medications for Dry Skin (Xerosis)

What is Dry Skin: Dry skin is most common in your lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. The symptoms most often associated with dry skin include scaling, itching and cracks in the skin.

Compare drugs associated with Dry Skin

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
ammonium lactate Rx/OTC B N 7 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ammonium lactate topical

Brand names:  AmLactin, Lac-Hydrin, Laclotion, Geri-Hydrolac, Kerasal AL

Drug class: topical emollients

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AmLactin Rx/OTC B N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: ammonium lactate topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Eucerin Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Aquaphor Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Lac-Hydrin Rx/OTC B N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: ammonium lactate topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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urea Rx/OTC C N 7 reviews
9.0

Generic name: urea topical

Brand names:  X-Viate, Aluvea, Carmol 40, Carmol 20, Keralac, Ureacin-10, Atrac-Tain, Carmol, Gormel, Hydro 35, Kerafoam, Kerol, Uramaxin, Aqua Care, Aquaphilic with Urea, Carb-O-Philic / 10, CEM-Urea, Cerovel, Epimide 50, Gordons Urea, Hydro 40 Foam, Keralac Nailstik, Keratol 45, Kerol AD, Kerol Redi-Cloths, Latrix, Nutraplus, RE-U40, Rea Lo 39, Rea Lo 40, Remeven, Rinnovi Nail System, U-Kera, U40, Umecta, Umecta Mousse, Umecta Nail Film, Umecta PD, Uramaxin GT, Uramaxin TS, URE-K, Urealac, Utopic

Drug class: topical emollients

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CeraVe Rx/OTC N N Add review
10

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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X-Viate Rx/OTC C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Cetaphil Lotion Rx/OTC N N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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emollients Rx/OTC N N 28 reviews
7.0

Generic name: emollients topical

Brand names:  Eucerin, Aquaphor, CeraVe, Cetaphil Lotion, Mederma, Aveeno, Lubriderm, Bag Balm, Carmex, Replens, Blistex Lip Balm, Chap Stick, Curel Moisture Lotion, Gold Bond Ultimate Healing, K-Y Jelly, Keri Lotion, Nutraderm, Phisoderm, Vaseline Intensive Care, AlphaSoft, Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Corn Huskers Lotion, Kinerase, Moisturel, Natural Ice, Neutrogena Lotion, Nivea, Pacquin, Pretty Feet & Hands, Soft Sense, St. Ives

Drug class: topical emollients

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For professionals: Natural Product Monographs

 
Mederma Rx/OTC N N Add review
10

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Aveeno Rx/OTC N N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Aluvea Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Carmol 40 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Carmol 20 Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Laclotion Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: ammonium lactate topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Keralac Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Lubriderm Rx/OTC N N Add review
9.0

Generic name: emollients topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Ureacin-10 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Atrac-Tain Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Carmol Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Gormel Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Hydro 35 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Kerafoam Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Kerol Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: urea topical

Drug class: topical emollients

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Alternative treatments for Dry Skin

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Dry Skin. 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 Dry Skin.

Learn more about Dry Skin (Xerosis)

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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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