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Potencies of topical corticosteroids

posted Nov 24, 2009, 12:39 AM by DERC 藥物教育資源中心

(Originally posted on 2004-06-13)

Very potent

  • Dermovate/Dermasone cream (Clobetasol propionate) 0.05%

Potent

  • Diprosone cream, ointment (Betamethasone) 0.05%
  • Diprocel ointment (Betamethasone in propylene glycol) 0.05%
  • Betnovate cream, ointment (Betamethasone valerate) 0.1%
  • Esperson ointment (Desoxymethasone) 0.25%
  • Nerisone cream, ointment, fatty ointment (Diflucortolone valerate) 0.1%
  • Synalar cream, ointment (Fluocinolone acetonide) 0.025%
  • Elomet cream, lotion, ointment (Mometasone furoate) 0.1%

Moderately potent

  • Prederm cream (Alclometasone dipropionate) 0.05%
  • Synalar cream (Fluocinolone acetonide) 0.0125%

Mild

  • Synalar cream (Fluocinolone acetonide) 0.005%
  • Hydrocortisone cream, ointment 1%

Weak

  • Hydrocortisone cream 0.5%
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