TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROID TABLE





Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Super high potency
(Group I)
Betamethasone
dipropionate,
augmented
Diprolene® lotion 30ml, 60ml 0.05% YES, $-$$
ointment 15g, 45g, 50gm 0.05% YES, $$-$$$
Betamethasone
dipropionate,
augmented
gel 15g, 50g 0.05% YES, $$-$$$
Clobetasol propionate Olux® (scalp and body) foam 50g, 100g 0.05% YES, $$$-$$$$
Olux-E® (body) foam 50g, 100g 0.05% YES, $$$-$$$$
Temovate®
Cormax®
cream 15g, 30g, 45g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
Temovate-E®
Embeline-E®
cream, emollient 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
Temovate®
Embeline®
gel 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
Clobex® lotion 2oz, 4oz 0.05% YES, $$$$
Temovate®
Embeline®
ointment 15g, 30g, 45g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
Clobex® shampoo 4oz 0.05% YES, $$$$
Embeline® solution (scalp) 25ml, 50ml 0.05% YES, $
Clobex® spray 2oz, 4.25oz 0.05% YES, $$$$
Diflorasone
diacetate
Apexicon® ointment 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$$-$$$$
Fluocinonide Vanos® cream 30g, 60g, 120g 0.1% YES, $$$$
Flurandrenolide Cordran® tape 24" X 3" roll, 80" X 3" roll each sq cm contains 4mcg NO, $$$$
Halobetasol
propionate
Ultravate® cream 15g, 50g 0.05% YES, $$-$$$
lotion 60 ml 0.05% NO, $$$$
ointment 15g, 50g 0.05% YES, $$-$$$

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
High potency
(Group 2)
Amcinonide ointment 15g, 30g, 60g 0.1% YES, $$$$
Betamethasone
dipropionate,
augmented
Diprolene AF® cream 15g, 30g, 50g 0.05% YES, $-$$$
Betamethasone
dipropionate
ointment 15g, 45g 0.05% YES, $$
Desoximetasone Topicort® cream 15g, 60g, 100g 0.25% YES, $-$$
ointment 15g, 60g 0.25% YES, $$-$$$$
gel 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$$
spray 30ml, 50ml, 100ml 0.25% NO, $$$$
Diflorasone
diacetate
cream 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$$
ointment 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$$-$$$$
Fluocinonide Lidex® cream 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
gel 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $-$$
ointment 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
solution 20ml, 60ml 0.05% YES, $$-$$$
Halcinonide Halog® cream 30g, 60g, 216g 0.1% NO, $$$$
ointment 15g, 30g, 60g 0.1% NO, $$-$$$$
Triamcinolone
acetonide
Kenalog® ointment 15g 0.5% YES, $

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Medium - High potency
(Group 3)
Amcinonide cream 15g, 30g, 60g 0.1% YES, $$$$
lotion 60ml 0.1% NO, $$$$
Betamethasone
dipropionate
cream 15g, 45g, 50g 0.05% YES, $-$$
lotion 60ml 0.05% YES, $$
Betamethasone
valerate
Luxiq® foam 50, 100g 0.12% YES, $$$$
ointment 15g, 45g 0.1% YES, $
Desoximetasone Topicort® cream 15g, 60g, 100g 0.05% YES, $$
Diflorasone
diacetate
cream 15g, 45g 0.05% NO, $$$
Fluocinonide,
emulsified base
Lidex-E® cream 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
Fluticasone
propionate
Cutivate® ointment 15g, 30g, 60g 0.005% YES, $
Mometasone
furoate
Elocon® ointment 15g, 45g 0.1% YES, $
Triamcinolone
acetonide
ointment 15g 0.5% YES, $
cream 15g 0.5% YES, $

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Medium potency
(Group 4)
Clocortolone
pivalate
Cloderm® cream 45g, 90g tube /
30g, 75g pump bottle
0.1% NO, $$$$
Fluocinolone
acetonide
Synalar® ointment 15g, 60g, 120g 0.025% YES, $$
Hydrocortisone
valerate
Westcort® ointment 15g, 45g, 60g 0.2% YES, $$$
Mometasone
furoate
Elocon® cream 15g, 45g, 50g 0.1% YES, $
lotion 30ml, 60ml 0.1% YES, $
Triamcinolone
acetonide
Triderm® cream 15g, 30g, 80g / 16oz jar 0.1% YES, $
ointment 15g, 80g / 454g jar 0.1% YES, $
Kenalog® aerosol spray 63g, 100g 0.147mg/g NO, $$$$

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Lower medium potency
(Group 5)
Betamethasone
dipropionate
lotion 30ml, 60ml 0.05% YES, $-$$
Betamethasone
valerate
Valnac®
Dermabet®
Beta-Val®
cream 15g, 45g 0.1% YES, $
Desonide Desonate® gel 60g 0.05% NO, $$$$
Desowen® ointment 15g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$$
Fluocinolone
acetonide
Synalar® cream 15g, 60g, 120g 0.025% YES, $-$$
Flurandrenolide Cordran® cream 15g, 30g, 60g, 120g 0.05% NO, $$$$
lotion 15ml, 60ml, 120ml 0.05% NO, $$$$
Fluticasone
propionate
cream 15g, 30g, 60g 0.05% YES, $
Cutivate® lotion 60ml, 120ml 0.05% YES, $$$$
Hydrocortisone
butyrate
Locoid® cream 15g, 30g, 45g, 60g 0.1% YES, $$
lotion 60ml, 120ml 0.1% NO, $$$$
ointment 15g, 30g, 45g 0.1% YES, $$
solution 20ml, 60ml 0.1% YES, $
Hydrocortisone
probutate
Pandel® cream 15g, 45g, 80g 0.1% NO, $$$
Hydrocortisone
valerate
cream 15g, 45g, 60g 0.2% YES, $-$$
Prednicarbate Dermatop® cream 15g, 60g 0.1% YES, $-$$
Dermatop® ointment 15g, 60g 0.1% YES, $$
Triamcinolone
acetonide
lotion 60ml 0.1% YES, $$
ointment 15g, 80g / 454g jar 0.025% YES, $

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Low potency
(Group 6)
Alclometasone
dipropionate
Aclovate® cream 15g, 45g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$
ointment 15g, 45g, 60g 0.05% YES, $-$$
Betamethasone
valerate
Beta-val® lotion 60ml 0.1% YES, $$-$$$
Desonide Desowen® cream 15g, 60g 0.05% YES, $$$-$$$$
Desowen® lotion 60ml, 120ml 0.05% YES, $$$$
Verdeso® aerosol foam 50g, 100g 0.05% NO, $$$$
Fluocinolone
acetonide
Synalar® cream 15g, 60g 0.01% YES, $$$
Derma-Smoothe/FS® oil, scalp 4oz 0.01% YES, $$$-$$$$
Derma-Smoothe/FS® oil, body 4oz 0.01% YES, $$$$
Capex® shampoo 4oz 0.01% NO, $$$$
Synalar® solution 60ml, 90ml 0.01% YES, $$$
Triamcinolone
acetonide
cream 15g, 80g / 454g jar 0.025% YES, $
lotion 60ml 0.025% YES, $-$$

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Lowest potency
(Group 7)
Hydrocortisone Synacort® cream 20g, 30g 2.5% YES, $
Nutracort® lotion 2oz 2.5% YES, $
ointment 30g / 454g jar 2.5% YES, $
Texacort® solution 30ml 2.5% NO, $$$-$$$$
Hydrocortisone
acetate +
pramoxine
Pramosone® cream 1oz, 2oz 0.5%:1%, 1%:1% NO, $$$
lotion 2oz, 4oz 1%:1%, 2.5%:1% NO, $$$
Epifoam® aerosol foam 10g 1%:1% NO, $$-$$$
Hydrocortisone Cortizone®
Aveeno®
Cortaid®
many others
(sold OTC)
cream, ointment, gel, spray, lotion various 1% YES, $
Various
(sold OTC)
cream, ointment 30g 0.5% YES, $

Potency Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic/Price
Not classified Flurandrenolide Cordran® cream 30g, 60g, 120g 0.025% NO, $$$$
Desoximetasone Topicort® ointment 15g, 30g, 60g, 100g 0.05% YES, $$$$