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 skin infections
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 skin infections
Econazole for vaginal thrush 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 skin infections Miconazole for vaginal thrush
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
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