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Medications for Lichen Planus

What is Lichen Planus:  Lichen planus is a disorder of the skin and the mucous membranes resulting in inflammation, itching, and distinctive skin lesions.

Medications to treat Lichen Planus

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
clobetasol C N 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clobetasol topical

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

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
triamcinolone C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Brand names:  Kenalog, Triderm, Aristocort A, Trianex, Aristocort R, Triacet, Cinolar, Pediaderm TA

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Clobex C N 1 review
10

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
prednisone C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
betamethasone C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: betamethasone topical

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

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
triamcinolone C N 1 review
6.0

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Aristospan, Kenalog-10, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Kenalog C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Betnovate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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fluocinonide Off Label C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: fluocinonide topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Kenalog-40 C N 1 review
6.0

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Aristospan C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Kenalog-10 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Diprolene C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Diprosone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Dermovate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Temovate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Beta-Val C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Triderm C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Aristocort A C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Trianex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Valisone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Aristocort R C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Clinacort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Cormax C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Olux C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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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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