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

0.1% gel available OTC
Cream 0.1% 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $$$-$$$$
Gel 0.1% 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $$$-$$$$
Gel 0.3% 45g tube and pump Once daily at bedtime YES, $$$$
Lotion 0.1% 2oz Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Tretinoin Retin-A®
Avita®
Cream 0.025% 20g, 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $
Tretin-X® Cream 0.0375% 35g Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Retin-A® Cream 0.05% 20g, 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $$-$$$
Tretin-X® Cream 0.075% 35g Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Retin-A® Cream 0.1% 20g, 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $$-$$$
Retin-A® Gel 0.01% 15g, 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $$-$$$
Retin-A® Gel 0.025% 15g, 45g Once daily at bedtime YES, $$-$$$
Retin-A Micro® Gel 0.04% 20g, 45g / 50g pump Once daily at bedtime YES, $$$$
Atralin® Gel 0.05% 45g Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Retin-A Micro® Gel 0.08% 50g pump Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Retin-A Micro® Gel 0.1% 20g, 45g / 50g pump Once daily at bedtime YES, $$$$
Retin-A Micro® Solution 0.05% 1oz Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Tazarotene
(Pregnancy category X)
Tazorac® Cream 0.1% 30g, 60g Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Gel 0.1% 30g, 100g Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$
Fabior® Foam 0.1% 50g, 100g Once daily at bedtime NO, $$$$


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


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


ANTIBIOTICS - mupirocin (Bactroban®), retapamulin (Altabax®)
Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic/Price
Mupirocin Bactroban® Ointment 2% 22g 2 - 3 times daily YES, $
Cream 2% 15g, 30g Three times daily YES, $-$$
Ointment, nasal 2% 1g single use tubes Twice daily NO, $$$
Centany® Ointment 2% 30g tube Three times daily NO, $$$$
Retapamulin Altabax® Ointment 1% 15g, 30g Twice daily NO, $$$-$$$$


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


CALCINEURIN INHIBITORS - pimecrolimus (Elidel®), tacrolimus (Protopic®)
Medication Trade name Vehicle Strength Size Dosing Generic/Price
Pimecrolimus Elidel® Cream 1% 30g, 60g, 100g Twice daily NO, $$$$
Tacrolimus Protopic® Ointment 0.03% 30g, 60g, 100g Twice daily NO, $$$$
Ointment 0.1% 30g, 60g, 100g Twice daily YES, $$$$


** 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% 50g Twice daily NO, $$$$
Foam 15% 50g can Twice daily NO, $$$$
Ivermectin Soolantra® Cream 1% 30g, 45g, 60g Once daily NO, $$$$
Metronidazole Metrocream® Cream 0.75% 45g Twice daily YES, $$-$$$
Noritate® Cream 1% 60g Once daily NO, $$$$
Metrogel® Gel 0.75% 45g Twice daily YES, $$
Metrogel® Gel 1% 60g tube / 55g pump Once daily YES, $$$$
Metrogel® Vaginal Gel
(often used for rosacea because of cost)
0.75% 70g Twice daily YES, $
MetroLotion® Lotion 0.75% 2oz Twice daily YES, $$$
Sulfacetamide sodium +
sulfur**
Avar-E® Cream 10% : 5% 45g tube / 2oz bottle Apply one to three times daily NO, $$$$
Avar-LS® Cleanser 10% : 2% 8oz bottle Apply one to two times daily NO, $$$$
Prascion® Cleanser 10% : 5% 6oz, 12oz Wash affected area one to two times a day NO, $$$$


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


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% 30g Once daily at bedtime after washing NO, $$$