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Medications for Perioral Dermatitis

About Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder characterized by tiny red bumps (papules) around the mouth.

Drugs used to treat Perioral Dermatitis

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
clindamycin 2.4 6 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Brand names:  Cleocin T, Clindagel, Evoclin, Clindacin P, Clinda-Derm, Clindacin PAC, ClindaReach Pledget, Clindets …show all

Drug class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

metronidazole 3.3 4 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Brand names:  MetroGel, MetroCream, MetroLotion, Noritate …show all

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Elidel Off-label 7.0 10 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: pimecrolimus topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

benzoyl peroxide Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzoyl peroxide topical

Brand names:  Acne Treatment, Benzac, PanOxyl, Benzac AC Wash, Oxy-10, Persa-Gel, Acne-10, Acne-Clear, Alquam-X Acne Therapy Gel, Benzac AC, Benzac W, Benzagel, Benzagel Wash, Benzashave, BenzEFoam, BenzEFoam Ultra, Benziq, Benziq Wash, Binora, BPO 3 Foaming Cloths, BPO 6 Foaming Cloths, BPO 9 Foaming Cloths, BP Wash, Brevoxyl, Brevoxyl Acne Wash Kit, Brevoxyl Creamy Wash, Clearskin, Clinac BPO, Delos, Desquam-X Wash, Fostex Wash 10%, Inova, Oscion, Oxy Daily Wash, Peroderm 7 Wash, Riax, SE BPO, SoluCLENZ Rx …show all

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

MetroGel Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

erythromycin Off-label Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: erythromycin topical

Brand names:  Erygel, Emcin Clear, Ery Pads, Erythra-Derm, Theramycin Z …show all

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

Off-label: Yes

Protopic Off-label 7.1 10 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: tacrolimus topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Cleocin T Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

MetroCream Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

pimecrolimus Off-label 7.7 13 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: pimecrolimus topical

Brand name:  Elidel

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off-label: Yes

Clindagel Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

MetroLotion Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Evoclin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Noritate Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

tacrolimus Off-label 6.9 13 reviews
Rx C N

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

Off-label: Yes

Clindacin P Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Clinda-Derm Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Clindacin PAC Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ClindaReach Pledget Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Clindets Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

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Acne Treatment Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzoyl peroxide topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Benzac Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzoyl peroxide topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Erygel Off-label Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: erythromycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

PanOxyl Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzoyl peroxide topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Benzac AC Wash Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzoyl peroxide topical

Drug class: topical acne agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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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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