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Medications for Lichen Sclerosus

Other names: Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

About Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that creates patchy, white and thin skin. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of the body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus.

Drugs used to treat Lichen Sclerosus

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
clobetasol 8.4 11 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Brand names:  Clobex, Temovate, Dermovate, Clobevate, Cormax, Embeline, Clodan, Cormax Scalp, Embeline E, Olux, Olux-E, Tovet …show all

Drug class: topical steroids

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betamethasone 9.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Brand names:  Betnovate, Beta-Val, Diprolene, Diprolene AF, Luxiq …show all

Drug class: topical steroids

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fluocinolone 10 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: fluocinolone topical

Brand names:  Synalar, Derma-Smoothe / FS, Capex, Synalar Ointment, Derma-Smoothe / FS (Scalp) …show all

Drug class: topical steroids

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triamcinolone 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-10, Kenalog-40, Aristospan, Clinacort …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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prednisone 9.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Clobex 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Synalar 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: fluocinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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fluticasone Off-label 9.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Off-label: Yes

Temovate 10 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Betnovate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Derma-Smoothe / FS Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: fluocinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Dermovate 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Kenalog-10 Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Kenalog-40 Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Aristospan Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Capex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: fluocinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Clinacort Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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tretinoin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: tretinoin topical

Brand names:  Avita, Retin-A

Drug class: topical acne agents

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Avita Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: tretinoin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

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Beta-Val Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Clobevate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Cormax Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Diprolene Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Diprolene AF Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Embeline Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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