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TOPICAL DERMATOLOGIC MEDICATIONS

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ACNE - RETINOIC ACIDS
Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Adapalene
  • Differin®

  • 0.1% gel available OTC
    Cream 0.1% 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $$-$$$
    Gel 0.1% 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $$
    Gel 0.3% 45 g tube and pump Once daily at bedtime YES / $$$
    Lotion 0.1% 2 oz Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Tretinoin
  • Retin-A®
    Avita®
  • Cream 0.025% 20 g, 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $
  • Tretin-X®
  • Cream 0.0375% 35 g Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Retin-A®
  • Cream 0.05% 20 g, 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $
  • Tretin-X®
  • Cream 0.075% 35 g Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Retin-A®
  • Cream 0.1% 20 g, 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $$
  • Retin-A®
  • Gel 0.01% 15 g, 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $
  • Retin-A®
  • Gel 0.025% 15 g, 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $
  • Retin-A Micro®
  • Gel 0.04% 20 g, 45 g tube
    50 g pump
    Once daily at bedtime YES / $$$$
  • Atralin®
  • Gel 0.05% 45 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $$$-$$$$
  • Retin-A Micro®
  • Gel 0.08% 50 g pump Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Retin-A Micro®
  • Gel 0.1% 20 g, 45 g tube
    50 g pump
    Once daily at bedtime YES / $$$$
  • Retin-A Micro®
  • Solution 0.05% 1 oz Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Tazarotene
    Do not use in pregnancy
  • Tazorac®
  • Cream 0.1% 30 g, 60 g Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
    Gel 0.1% 30 g, 100 g Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Fabior®
  • Foam 0.1% 50 g, 100 g Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$

    ACNE - TOPICAL ANTIBIOTICS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Azelaic acid
  • Azelex®
  • Cream 20% 30 g, 50 g Twice daily NO / $$$$
  • Benzoyl peroxide
    (sold OTC)
  • Clearasil®
    Proactiv®
    Oxy®
    many others
  • Cream
    Lotion
    Solution
    Gel
    10%, 5%, 2.5%,
    many others
    various Varies by product YES / $
  • Clindamycin
  • Evoclin®
  • Foam, aerosol 1% 50 g, 100 g Once daily YES / $$$-$$$$
  • Cleocin T®
  • Gel 1% 30 g, 60 g Twice daily YES / $-$$
  • Clindagel®
  • Gel 1% 40 ml, 75 ml Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Cleocin T®
  • Lotion 1% 60 ml Twice daily YES / $$$
  • Cleocin T®
    Clinda-Derm®
  • Solution 1% 30 ml, 60 ml Twice daily YES / $-$$
  • Clindets®
    Cleocin®
  • Swab 1% 60 pledgets Twice daily YES / $
  • Dapsone
  • Aczone®
  • Gel 5% 30 g, 60 g, 90 g tube Twice daily NO / $$$$
  • Aczone®
  • Gel 7.5% 30 g, 60 g, 90 g pump Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Erythromycin
  • Erygel®
  • Gel 2% 30 g, 60 g Once or twice a day YES / $
  • Akne-Mycin®
  • Ointment 2% 25 g Twice daily NO / $$$
  • Erythro-statin®
    Erythra-Derm®
    C-Solve-2®
  • Solution 2% 60 ml Twice daily YES / $-$$
    Swabs 2% 60 pledgets Twice daily YES / $$
  • Sulfacetamide
  • Klaron®
  • Lotion 10% 4 oz Twice daily YES / $$

    ACNE - COMBINATION PRODUCTS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Adapalene +
    Benzoyl peroxide
  • EpiDuo®
  • Gel 0.1% / 2.5% 45 g tube
    45 g pump
    Once daily YES / $$$-$$$$
  • EpiDuo® Forte
  • Gel 0.3% / 2.5% 15 g, 30 g, 45 g, 60 g, 70 g pump Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Benzoyl peroxide +
    Clindamycin
  • Acanya®
  • Gel 2.5% / 1.2% 50 g pump Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Benzaclin®
  • Gel 5% / 1% 25 g jar
    35 g, 50 g pump
    Twice daily YES / $$$-$$$$
  • Duac®
  • Gel 5% / 1.2% 45 g Once daily YES / $$$
  • Onexton®
  • Gel 3.75% / 1.2% 50 g pump Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Benzoyl peroxide +
    Erythromycin
  • Benzamycin®
  • Gel 5% / 3% 46.6 g jar Twice daily YES / $$
  • Benzamycin Pak®
  • Gel 5% / 3% 60 pouches Twice daily NO / $$$$
  • Clindamycin +
    Tretinoin
  • Ziana®
  • Gel 1.2% / 0.025% 30 g, 60 g Once daily YES / $$$$
  • Veltin®
  • Gel 1.2% / 0.025% 30 g, 60 g Once daily NO / $$$$

    ACTINIC KERATOSIS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Fluorouracil
  • Carac®
  • Cream 0.5% 30 g Once daily up to 4 weeks YES / $$$$
  • Efudex®
  • Cream 5% 40 g Twice daily for 2 - 4 weeks YES / $$-$$$
    Solution 2% 10 ml, 25 ml Twice daily for 2 - 4 weeks YES / $
    Solution 5% 10 ml, 25 ml Twice daily for 2 - 4 weeks YES / $-$$
  • Fluoroplex®
  • Cream 1% 30 g Twice daily for 2 - 6 weeks NO / $$$$
  • Tolak®
  • Cream 4% 40 g Once daily for up to 4 weeks NO / $$$$

    ANTIBIOTICS - MUPIROCIN, RETAPAMULIN
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Mupirocin
  • Bactroban®
  • Ointment 2% 22 g Two to three times a day YES / $
    Cream 2% 15 g, 30 g Three times a day YES / $-$$
    Ointment, nasal 2% 1g single use tubes Twice daily NO / $$$
  • Centany®
  • Ointment 2% 30 g tube Three times a day NO / $$$$
  • Retapamulin
  • Altabax®
  • Ointment 1% 15 g, 30 g Twice daily NO / $$$-$$$$

    ANTIFUNGAL / STEROID COMBINATIONS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Clotrimazole + betamethasone
  • Lotrisone®
  • Cream 1% / 0.05% 15 g, 45 g Twice a day YES / $
    Lotion 1% / 0.05% 30 ml Twice a day YES / $$
  • Nystatin + triamcinolone
  • Mykacet®
  • Cream 100000 unit / 0.1% 15 g, 30 g, 60 g Twice a day YES / $$
    Ointment 100000 unit / 0.1% 15 g, 30 g, 60 g Twice a day YES / $$

    ANTIVIRALS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Acyclovir
  • Zovirax®
  • Cream
    (herpes labialis)
    5% 5 g 5 times a day for 4 days NO / $$$$
    Ointment
    (genital herpes)
    5% 15 g, 30 g 6 times a day for 7 days YES / $$$$
  • Acyclovir + hydrocortisone
  • Xerese®
  • Cream
    (herpes labialis)
    5% / 1% 5 g 5 times a day for 5 days NO / $$$$

    DERMATITIS / ECZEMA
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Crisaborole
  • Eucrisa®
  • Ointment 2% 60 g, 100 g Twice daily NO / $$$$
  • Pimecrolimus
  • Elidel®
  • Cream 1% 30 g, 60 g, 100 g Twice daily NO / $$$$
  • Tacrolimus
  • Protopic®
  • Ointment 0.03% 30 g, 60 g, 100 g Twice daily YES / $$$
    Ointment 0.1% 30 g, 60 g, 100 g Twice daily YES / $$$

    • ** A number of manufactures make sulfacetamide-sulfur products. These medications are not FDA-approved and are therefore not listed in the FDA's Orange Book.
    ROSACEA MEDICATIONS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Azelaic acid
  • Finacea®
  • Gel 15% 50 g Twice daily NO / $$$$
    Foam 15% 50 g can Twice daily NO / $$$$
  • Ivermectin
  • Soolantra®
  • Cream 1% 30 g, 45 g, 60 g Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Metronidazole
  • Metrocream®
  • Cream 0.75% 45 g Twice daily YES / $$-$$$
  • Noritate®
  • Cream 1% 60 g Once daily NO / $$$$
  • Metrogel®
  • Gel 0.75% 45 g Twice daily YES / $$
  • Metrogel®
  • Gel 1% 60 g tube
    55 g pump
    Once daily YES / $$-$$$
  • Metrogel®
  • Vaginal Gel
    (sometimes used for rosacea because of lower cost)
    0.75% 70 g Twice daily YES / $$
  • MetroLotion®
  • Lotion 0.75% 2 oz Twice daily YES / $$-$$$
  • Sulfacetamide sodium +
    sulfur**
  • Avar-E®
  • Cream 10% / 5% 45 g tube
    2 oz bottle
    One to three times a day NO / $$$$
  • Avar-LS®
  • Cleanser 10% / 2% 8 oz bottle One to two times a day NO / $$$$
  • Prascion®
  • Cleanser 10% / 5% 6 oz, 12 oz One to two times a day NO / $$$$

    WRINKLES, HYPERPIGMENTATION, ROUGHNESS - RETINOIC ACIDS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Tretinoin
  • Renova®
  • Cream 0.02% 20 g, 40 g, 60 g tube
    44 g pump
    Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$
  • Renova®
    Refissa®
  • Cream 0.05% 20 g, 40 g, 60 g Once daily at bedtime YES / $$$$
  • Tazarotene
  • Avage®
  • Cream 0.1% 30 g Once daily at bedtime NO / $$$$

    WRINKLES, HYPERPIGMENTATION, ROUGHNESS - COMBINATION PRODUCTS
    Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic / Price
  • Fluocinolone acetonide + Hydroquinone + Tretinoin
  • Tri-Luma®
  • Cream 0.01% / 4% / 0.05% 30 g Once daily at bedtime after washing NO / $$$