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 Adapalene for acne
Alclometasone for inflammatory skin conditions Azelaic acid
Beclometasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions Benzoyl peroxide for acne
Betamethasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions Bosentan tablets - Tracleer
Calcipotriol for psoriasis Calcitriol ointment for psoriasis
Clindamycin skin preparations for acne - Dalacin T, Zindaclin Clobetasol propionate for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Clobetasone butyrate for inflammatory skin conditions Clotrimazole for fungal skin infections - Canesten
Co-cyprindiol tablets Crotamiton for itching - Eurax
Dapsone Demeclocycline capsules
Desloratadine - Midetorin, Neoclarityn Diclofenac gel for sun damage - Solaraze
Diflucortolone for severe inflammatory skin conditions Dithranol for psoriasis - Dithrocream, Micanol
Doxepin cream Econazole for fungal skin and nail infections - Pevaryl
Erythromycin skin solution for acne - Stiemycin Fexofenadine tablets - Telfast
Finasteride for male pattern baldness (Propecia) Fludroxycortide for inflammatory skin conditions
Fluocinolone for inflammatory skin conditions Fluocinonide for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Fluocortolone for inflammatory skin conditions 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 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
Itraconazole for fungal infections - Sporanox Ketoconazole for topical use
Lymecycline capsules Malathion liquid
Metronidazole 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 Mupirocin for skin infections
Nicotinamide gel for acne Oxytetracycline tablets
Permethrin cream Pimecrolimus cream - Elidel
Podophyllotoxin for anogenital warts Polymyxin and bacitracin skin ointment - Polyfax
Propantheline tablets - Pro-Banthine Salicylic acid
Silver sulfadiazine for skin infections Tacalcitol for psoriasis
Tacrolimus ointment - Protopic Tazarotene for psoriasis
Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil) Tretinoin for acne
Triamcinolone for severe inflammatory skin conditions Undecenoate for fungal skin infections