Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat skin conditions

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which are used to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. They also include treatments for skin infections (including fungal nail infection), scabies and baldness. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take finasteride?", "How do I use the permethrin?", "How do I get the most from my mupirocin treatment?" or "What problems can dithranol cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Acitretin capsules for psoriasis (Neotigason)Adapalene for acne (Differin)
Alclometasone for inflammatory skin conditions (Modrasone)Azelaic acid (Finacea, Skinoren)
Beclometasone for severe inflammatory skin conditionsBenzoyl peroxide for acne (Acnecide, Brevoxyl, PanOxyl)
Betamethasone for severe inflammatory skin conditionsBosentan tablets (Tracleer)
Calcipotriol for psoriasis (Dovonex)Calcitriol ointment for psoriasis (Silkis)
CiclosporinClindamycin skin preparations for acne (Dalacin T, Zindaclin)
Clobetasol propionate for severe inflammatory skin conditionsClobetasone butyrate for inflammatory skin conditions (Clobavate, Eumovate)
Clotrimazole for fungal skin infections (Canesten)Co-cyprindiol tablets (Clairette, Dianette)
Crotamiton for itching (Eurax)Dapsone tablets
Demeclocycline capsulesDesloratadine (Midetorin, Neoclarityn)
Diclofenac gel for sun damage (Solaraze)Diflucortolone for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Nerisone, Nerisone Forte)
Dithranol for psoriasis - Dithrocream, MicanolDoxepin cream (Xepin)
Econazole for fungal skin and nail infections (Pevaryl)Eflornithine cream (Vaniqa)
Erythromycin skin solution for acne (Stiemycin)Fexofenadine tablets (Telfast)
Finasteride for male pattern baldness (Propecia)Fludroxycortide for inflammatory skin conditions (Haelan)
Fluocinolone for inflammatory skin conditions (Synalar)Fluocinonide for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Metosyn)
Fluocortolone for inflammatory skin conditions (Ultralanum Plain)Fluorouracil for sun-damaged skin (Efudix, Actikerall)
Fluticasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions - CutivateGriseofulvin for fungal infections (Fulsovin)
Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Locoid)Hydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditions
Hydroxychloroquine tablets (Plaquenil, Quinoric)Ichthammol
Imiquimod cream (Aldara, Zyclara)Ingenol mebutate gel (Picato)
Isotretinoin capsules for acne (Roaccutane)Isotretinoin gel for acne (Isotrex)
Itraconazole for fungal infections (Sporanox)Ketoconazole cream (Daktarin Gold 2%, Daktarin Intensiv, Nizoral 2%)
Ketoconazole shampoo (Dandrazol, Nizoral)Lymecycline capsules
Malathion liquid (Derbac-M)Metronidazole skin gel and cream (Acea, Metrosa, Rosiced, Rozex, Zyomet)
Miconazole for fungal skin infections (Daktarin)Minoxidil scalp preparations for men (Regaine for Men)
Minoxidil scalp solution for women (Regaine for Women)Mometasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Elocon)
Mupirocin for skin infections (Bactroban)Nicotinamide gel for acne (Nicam, Freederm)
Oxytetracycline tabletsPermethrin cream (Lyclear)
Pimecrolimus cream (Elidel)Podophyllotoxin for anogenital warts (Condyline, Warticon)
Polymyxin and bacitracin skin ointment (Polyfax)Propantheline tablets (Pro-Banthine)
Salicylic acidSilver sulfadiazine cream for skin infections (Flamazine)
Tacalcitol for psoriasis (Curatoderm)Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)
Tazarotene for psoriasis (Zorac)Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil)
Tretinoin for acneTriamcinolone with chlortetracycline ointment (Aureocort)
Undecenoate for athlete's foot (Mycota)