Topical Corticosteroids (cont.)

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What are examples topical corticosteroids of available in the US?

Topical corticosteroids are grouped according to their potency:

  1. Very high potency: betamethasone dipropionate Diprolene), clobetasol propionate (Clobex, Temovate, Olux), diflorasone diacetate, fluocinonide (Vanos), and halobetasol propionate (Ultravate).
  2. High potency: amcinonide (Cylocort), desoximetasone (Topicort, Topicort LP), halcinonide (Halog), and triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog).
  3. Medium potency: betamethasone valerate (Luxiq), clocortolone pivalate (Cloderm), fluocinolone acetonide (Synalar), flurandrenolide (Cordran), fluocinonide (Lidex), fluticasone propionate (Cutivate), hydrocortisone butyrate (Locoid), hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort), mometasone furoate (Elocon), and prednicarbate (Dermatop).
  4. Low potency: alclometasone dipropionate (Aclovate), desonide (Desowen, Verdeso), and hydrocortisone (Hytone).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014

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