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 psoriasisAdapalene for acne (Differin)
Alclometasone for inflammatory skin conditions (Modrasone)Azelaic acid
Beclometasone for severe inflammatory skin conditionsBenzoyl peroxide for acne
Betamethasone for severe inflammatory skin conditionsBosentan tablets (Tracleer)
Calcipotriol for psoriasisCalcitriol ointment for psoriasis
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)
DapsoneDemeclocycline 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 for topical useLymecycline capsules
Malathion liquidMetronidazole skin gel and cream
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 infectionsNicotinamide gel for acne
Oxytetracycline tabletsPermethrin cream
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 psoriasisTacrolimus ointment (Protopic)
Tazarotene for psoriasisTerbinafine for topical use (Lamisil)
Tretinoin for acneTriamcinolone with chlortetracycline ointment (Aureocort)
Undecenoate for fungal skin infections