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Topical Ointments & Creams

Last updated March 2020
 

Topical Ointments & Creams

Class

Generic Name

Brand Name

Dosage

Mild Steroid

Aclometasone 0.05%

Aclovate Cream
Aclovate Ointment
Generic Brand

Apply thin film 2 to 3 times a day.

Fluocinolone 0.01%

Generic versions
Synalar 0.01%
(solution)

Apply thin film
2 to 4 times a day.

Fluocinonide

Vanos Cream
Vanos Website

Apply thin film once or twice a day.

Hydrocortisone base or Acetate

Less than 2.5% OTC

2.5% RX

Generic and store brands of Hydrocortisone available
(cream, ointment and lotion)

Apply thin film 3 to 4 times a day.

Triamcinolone 0.025%

Generic versions
Aristocort A 0.025% cream and ointment

Apply thin film
 3 to 4 times a day.

Intermediate Potency
Steroid

Desonide 0.05%

Generic versions
DesOwen
(cream, ointment and lotion)

Adults:
Apply thin film
2 to 3 times a day.

Fluocinolone 0.025%

Generic versions
Synalar 0.025%
(cream and ointment)

Apply thin film
2 to 4 times a day.

Flurandrenolide 0.025%
Fluandrenolide 0.05%

Cordran-SP (cream)
Cordran Ointment

Cordran Website

Apply thin film
2 to 3 times a day.

Fluticasone 0.005%
Fluticasone 0.05%

Generics
Cutivate Ointment (0.005%)
Cutivate Cream (0.05%)

Children > 3 months:
Thin coat 1 to 2 times a day for up to 4 weeks;
not in diaper area.

Adults: 1 to 2 times a day.

Hydrocortisone Butyrate 0.1%

Locoid (cream, ointment, solution)

Apply thin film 2 to 3 times a day.

Hydrocortisone Probutate 0.1%

Pandel Cream

Age 18 and above:
Apply a thin film
1 to 2 times a day.

Hydrocortisone Valerate 0.2%

Generic versions

Westcort (cream and ointment) 

Apply thin film
2 to 3 times a day.

Mometasone 0.1%

Generic of ointment

Elocon
(cream, ointment, lotion)

Age 2 and above:
Apply thin film once daily;
may use for up to 3 straight weeks in children before stopping.

Prednicarbate 0.1%

Generics
Dermatop
(cream, ointment)

Website

Age >1:  apply a thin film twice a day for up to 3 weeks.

Triamcinolone 0.1%

Generic versions

Aristocort A 0.1%
(cream)
Kenalog
(cream, lotion)

Apply a thin film
3 to 4 times a day.

Potent
Steroids

Amcinonide 0.1%

Generic versions
Cyclocort
(cream, ointment, lotion)

Apply a thin film
2 to 3 times a day (cream)
2 times a day (ointment and lotion).

Betamethasone valerate

Generic

Thin film twice a day.

Desoximetasone 0.05%

Generic versions
Topicort (gel)

Age 10 and above:
Apply a thin film twice a day.

Desoximetasone 0.25%

Generic versions
Topicort
(emollient cream, ointment)

Topicort Package Insert

Diflorasone 0.05%

Generics

Psorcone
(emollient cream, ointment)
Psorcon
(cream)

Adults:
Apply a thin film
2 to 4 times a day.

Fluocinonide 0.05%

Generics

Lidex
(cream, gel, ointment, lotion)
Lidex-E
(emollient cream)

Apply a thin film
2 to 4 times a day.

Halcononide 0.1%

Halog
(cream, ointment, solution)
Halog-E
(emollient cream)

Apply a thin film
2 to 3 times a day
for cream and ointment;
1 to 3 times a day for Halog-E.

Triamcinolone  0.5%

Generic versions
Aristocort A
(cream)
Kenalog
(cream)

Thin film 3 to 4 times a day.

Super-potent Steroids

Betamethasone Dipropionate augmented 0.05%

Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.05%

Generic versions

Diprolene (augmented)

Diprosone

Adults:
Apply a thin film
1 to 2 times a day
for up to two weeks.

Clobetasol Propionate 0.05%

Generic versions
Temovate
(cream, gel, ointment)
Temovate-E
(emollient cream)

Age 16 and above:
Apply a thin layer, twice daily for up to 2 weeks.

Diflorasone 0.05%

Generics
Psorcon (cream and ointment)

Adults:
Apply a thin film
1 to 4 times a day.

Flurandrenolide 4 mcg/sq cm

Cordran (tape)

Apply every 12 hours.

Halobetasol propionate 0.05%

Generic
Ultravate
(cream, ointment)-+

Adults:
Thin layer
1 to 2 times a day
for a 2-week treatment.

Anti-itch
(anti-pruritus)

Doxepin 5% Cream

Zonalon
Generic

Adults:
Apply a thin film
4 times a day at 3 to 4 hour intervals for up to 8 days.

Immunomodulatory
Skin Medications

Pimecrolimus 1%

Elidel Cream

Elidel Website

For short term and intermittent long-term treatment of atopic dermatitis.

Age 2 and above, apply twice daily.

Tacrolimus 0.03%
Tacrolimus 0.1%

Protopic Ointment 0.03% (children age 2 to 15)
0.1% (for age 16 and older)

Protopic Website

Apply to affected skin twice daily.
Stop 1 week after the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis clear up.

Age 2 and older.

Other


 

Crisaborole


 

Eucrisa

Eucrisa Webstie


 

Mild-moderate
Atopic Dermatitis
>=2 y/o apply 2 times per day
 

 

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