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 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)
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 - CutivateGriseofulvin for fungal infections (Fulsovin)
Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Locoid)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 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 conditions (Elocon)Mupirocin 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 cream for skin infections (Flamazine)Tacalcitol for psoriasis
Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)Tazarotene for psoriasis
Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil)Tretinoin for acne
Triamcinolone with chlortetracycline ointment (Aureocort)Undecenoate for fungal skin infections