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)
Clindamycin skin preparations for acne (Dalacin T, Zindaclin)Clobetasol propionate for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Clobetasone butyrate for inflammatory skin conditions (Clobavate, Eumovate)Clotrimazole for fungal skin infections (Canesten)
Co-cyprindiol tabletsCrotamiton for itching (Eurax)
Dapsone tabletsDemeclocycline capsules
Desloratadine (Midetorin, Neoclarityn)Diclofenac gel for sun damage (Solaraze)
Diflucortolone for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Nerisone, Nerisone Forte)Dithranol for psoriasis - Dithrocream, Micanol
Doxepin creamEconazole 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 - Cutivate
Griseofulvin for fungal infections (Fulsovin)Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Locoid)
Hydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditionsHydroxychloroquine tablets (Plaquenil, Quinoric)
IchthammolImiquimod 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 capsulesMalathion liquid (Derbac-M)
Metronidazole skin gel and creamMiconazole 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
Nicotinamide gel for acne (Nicam, Freederm)Oxytetracycline tablets
Permethrin cream (Lyclear)Pimecrolimus cream (Elidel)
Podophyllotoxin for anogenital warts (Condyline, Warticon)Polymyxin and bacitracin skin ointment (Polyfax)
Propantheline tablets (Pro-Banthine)Salicylic acid
Silver sulfadiazine cream for skin infections (Flamazine)Tacalcitol for psoriasis (Curatoderm)
Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)Tazarotene for psoriasis (Zorac)
Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil)Tretinoin for acne
Triamcinolone with chlortetracycline ointment (Aureocort)Undecenoate for athlete's foot (Mycota)