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
Alclometasone for inflammatory skin conditionsAzelaic 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, ZindaclinClobetasol propionate for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Clobetasone butyrate for inflammatory skin conditionsClotrimazole for fungal skin infections (Canesten)
Co-cyprindiol tabletsCrotamiton for itching - Eurax
DapsoneDemeclocycline capsules
Desloratadine - Midetorin, NeoclaritynDiclofenac gel for sun damage - Solaraze
Diflucortolone for severe inflammatory skin conditionsDithranol for psoriasis - Dithrocream, Micanol
Doxepin creamEconazole for fungal skin and nail infections (Pevaryl)
Erythromycin skin solution for acne - StiemycinFexofenadine tablets - Telfast
Finasteride for male pattern baldness (Propecia)Fludroxycortide for inflammatory skin conditions
Fluocinolone for inflammatory skin conditionsFluocinonide for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Fluocortolone for inflammatory skin conditionsFluorouracil for sun-damaged skin - Efudix, Actikerall
Fluticasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions - CutivateGriseofulvin for fungal infections - Fulsovin
Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin conditionsHydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditions
Hydroxychloroquine tablets - Plaquenil, QuinoricIchthammol
Imiquimod cream - Aldara, ZyclaraIngenol mebutate gel - Picato
Isotretinoin capsules for acne - RoaccutaneIsotretinoin gel for acne
Itraconazole for fungal infections - SporanoxKetoconazole for topical use
Lymecycline capsulesMalathion liquid
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 conditionsMupirocin for skin infections
Nicotinamide gel for acneOxytetracycline tablets
Permethrin creamPimecrolimus cream - Elidel
Podophyllotoxin for anogenital warts (Condyline, Warticon)Polymyxin and bacitracin skin ointment - Polyfax
Propantheline tablets (Pro-Banthine)Salicylic acid
Silver sulfadiazine for skin infectionsTacalcitol for psoriasis
Tacrolimus ointment - ProtopicTazarotene for psoriasis
Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil)Tretinoin for acne
Triamcinolone for severe inflammatory skin conditionsUndecenoate for fungal skin infections