Misc. Skin and Mucous Membrane Agents
- Misc. Skin and Mucous Membrane Agents
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Drug Drug Description Collagenase clostridium histolyticum A collagenase enzyme used to promote debridement of necrotic tissue in burns and skin ulcers as well as to treat Dupuytren's contracture and Peyronie's disease. Calcitriol An active metabolite of vitamin D that is used to treat hyperparathyroidism and is also used in dialysis patients to combat hypocalcemia. Adapalene A third-generation topical retinoid with anti-comedogenic, comedolytic, and anti-inflammatory properties used to treat acne vulgaris in adolescents and adults. Pimecrolimus A topical calcineurin inhibitor used in the treatment of mild-moderate atopic dermatitis who are not candidates for other types of therapy due to previous lack of response or other reasons. Minoxidil An antihypertensive vasodilating agent used for resistant hypertension that is symptomatic or has caused end organ damage. Acitretin An oral retinoid used in the treatment of severe psoriasis. Brimonidine An alpha-2 adrenergic agonist used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension, as well as facial erythema in rosacea. Alitretinoin A vitamin A derivative used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma and used off label to treat chronic hand eczema and psoriasis. Fluorouracil A pyrimidine analog used to treat basal cell carcinomas, and as an injection in palliative cancer treatment. Azelaic acid A saturated dicarboxylic acid used to treat mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Imiquimod A toll-like receptor 7 agonist used to treat non hyperkeratotic, non hypertrophic actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, genital or perianal warts, and condyloma acuminata. Tazarotene An acetylenic retinoid used to treat fine wrinkles, mottled pigmentation of the skin, acne vulgaris, and plaque psoriasis. Tacrolimus A calcineurin inhibitor used to prevent organ transplant rejection and to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Isotretinoin A retinoid used to treat severe recalcitrant acne. Methyl aminolevulinate A porphyrin precursor used to treat non-hyperkeratotic, non-pigmented actinic keratosis of the face and scalp. Podofilox A topical agent used for the treatment of external genital warts and perianal warts. Finasteride An antiandrogenic compound that is used for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern hair loss in adult males by inhibiting Type II 5-alpha reductase. Calcipotriol A topical synthetic vitamin D2 derivative used in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Ingenol mebutate A topical agent used for the treatment of actinic keratosis. Eflornithine A medication used topically to reduce unwanted facial hair growth in women. The postulated mechanism of action is through irreversible inhibition of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) in the skin. Secukinumab An immunomodulating agent and interleukin antagonist used to manage moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Podophyllin A cytotoxic agent used for the removal of soft genital (venereal) warts (condylomata acuminata). Zinc sulfate A drug used to replenish low levels of zinc or prevent zinc deficiency, or to test for zinc deficiency. Dimethicone An ingredient used to treat dry and irritated eyes. Ixekizumab A monoclonal antibody used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Brodalumab A monoclonal antibody used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Guselkumab A monoclonal antibody used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Dupilumab A monoclonal antibody used to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, asthma, and nasal polyps accompanied by chronic rhinosinusitis in adolescents and adults. Aminolevulinic acid A porphyrin precursor used to treat actinic keratosis of the face, scalp, and upper extremities, as well as to visualize a glioma. Ustekinumab A targeted antibody therapy used to manage inflammatory conditions such as plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's Disease, and ulcerative colitis. Risankizumab An interleukin-23 antagonist used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Trifarotene A topical retinoid indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Witch hazel An ingredient used in a variety of natural health products.
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