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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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
clobetasol C N 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: clobetasol topical

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

Drug class: topical steroids

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fluocinolone C N 1 review
10

Generic name: fluocinolone topical

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

Drug class: topical steroids

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Clobex C N 1 review
10

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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betamethasone C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: betamethasone topical

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

Drug class: topical steroids

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Temovate C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Cutivate Off Label C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fluticasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Off Label: Yes

triamcinolone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

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

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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prednisone C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Synalar C N 1 review
10

Generic name: fluocinolone 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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Dermovate C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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fluticasone Off Label C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fluticasone topical

Brand name:  Cutivate

Drug class: topical steroids

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Off Label: Yes

Kenalog-40 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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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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Retin-A C N Add review Rate

Generic name: tretinoin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

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tretinoin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: tretinoin topical

Brand names:  Retin-A, Avita

Drug class: topical acne agents

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Beta-Val C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Capex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: fluocinolone 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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Diprolene C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone 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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Alphatrex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Avita C N Add review Rate

Generic name: tretinoin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

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Betacort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betamethasone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Mayo Clinic Reference

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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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