Topical Steroid Medications

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TOPICAL STEROID POTENCIES

LOW POTENCY

Alclometasone dipropionate 0.05%

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%:
Synalar soln

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 1%:
Analpram HC 1%1 crm;
Epifoam1 foam;
Pramosone 1%1 crm, oint, lotion;
Proctocort Cream crm;
U-cort crm

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 1.85%:
Procort1 crm

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 2.5%:
Analpram HC 2.5%1 crm, lotion;
Pramosone 2.5%1 crm, oint, lotion
Texacort soln

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.025%4

 
INTERMEDIATE POTENCY

Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05%2

 

Betamethasone valerate 0.1%

 

Betamethasone valerate 0.12%:
Luxiq foam

 

Clocortolone pivalate 0.1%:
Cloderm crm

 

Desonide 0.05%:
Desonate gel;
DesOwen lotion, oint;
Verdeso foam

 

 

Desoximetasone 0.05%

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%:
Derma-Smoothe/FS oil;
Capex shampoo

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%:
Synalar crm, oint

 

Flurandrenolide 0.025%:
Cordran crm

 

Flurandrenolide 0.05%:
Cordran crm, lotion

 

Fluticasone propionate 0.005%:
Cutivate oint

 

Fluticasone propionate 0.05%:
Cutivate crm, lotion

 

Hydrocortisone probutate 0.1%:
Pandel crm

 

Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%:
Locoid crm, oint, soln;
Locoid Lipocream crm

 

Hydrocortisone valerate 0.2%

 

Mometasone furoate 0.1%:
Elocon crm, lotion, oint

 

Prednicarbate 0.1%:
Dermatop emollient crm, oint

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.05%

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%4

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.2%:
Kenalog aerosol

HIGH POTENCY

Amcinonide 0.1%5

 

Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented 0.05%:
Diprolene AF emollient crm;
Diprolene lotion

 

Desoximetasone 0.05%:
Topicort gel

 

Desoximetasone 0.25%:
Topicort emollient crm, oint

 

Diflorasone diacetate 0.05%

 

Fluocinonide 0.05%

 

Halcinonide 0.1%3:
Halog crm, oint, soln

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.5%2

 
SUPER HIGH POTENCY

Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented 0.05%:
Diprolene oint, gel

 

Clobetasol propionate 0.05%:
Clobex lotion, shampoo, spray;
Olux foam;
Olux-E foam

 

Fluocinonide 0.1%:
Vanos crm

 

Flurandrenolide 4mcg/sq cm:
Cordran tape

 

Halobetasol propionate 0.05%
Ultravate crm, oint

LOW POTENCY

Alclometasone dipropionate 0.05%:
Aclovate crm, oint

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%:
Synalar soln

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 1%:
Analpram HC 1%1 crm;
Epifoam1 foam;
Pramosone 1%1 crm, oint, lotion;
Proctocort Cream crm;
U-cort crm

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 1.85%:
Proctocort1 crm

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 2%:
Pediaderm HC lotion;
Scalacort lotion

 

Hydrocortisone base or acetate 2.5%:
Analpram HC 2.5%1 crm, lotion;
Pramosone 2.5%1 crm, oint, lotion

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.025%4

 
INTERMEDIATE POTENCY

Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05%2

 

Betamethasone valerate 0.1%

 

Betamethasone valerate 0.12%:
Luxiq foam

 

Clocortolone pivalate 0.1%:
Cloderm crm

Desonide 0.05%:
Desonate gel;
DesOwen lotion, oint;
Verdeso foam

 

Desoximetasone 0.05%:
Topicort-LP emollient crm

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%:
Derma-Smoothe/FS oil;
Capex shampoo

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%:
Synalar crm, oint

 

Flurandrenolide 0.025%:
Cordran crm

 

Flurandrenolide 0.05%:
Cordran crm, lotion

 

Fluticasone propionate 0.005%:
Cutivate oint

 

Fluticasone propionate 0.05%:
Cutivate crm, lotion

 

Hydrocortisone probutate 0.1%:
Pandel crm

 

Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%:
Locoid crm, oint, soln;
Locoid Lipocream crm

 

Hydrocortisone valerate 0.2%

 

Mometasone furoate 0.1%:
Elocon crm, lotion, oint

 

Prednicarbate 0.1%:
Dermatop emollient crm, oint

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.05%:
Trianex oint

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%4

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.2%:
Kenalog aerosol

 
HIGH POTENCY

Amcinonide 0.1%5

 

Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented 0.05%:
Diprolene AF emollient crm;
Diprolene lotion

 

Desoximetasone 0.05%:
Topicort gel

 

Desoximetasone 0.25%:
Topicort emollient crm, oint

 

Diflorasone diacetate 0.05%

 

Fluocinonide 0.05%

 

Halcinonide 0.1%3:
Halog crm, oint, soln

 

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.5%2

 
SUPER HIGH POTENCY

Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented 0.05%:
Diprolene oint, gel

 

Clobetasol propionate 0.05%:
Clobex lotion, shampoo, spray;
Olux foam;
Olux-E foam;
Temovate crm, gel, oint, scalp appl;
Temovate-E emollient crm

 

Fluocinonide 0.1%:
Vanos crm

 

Flurandrenolide 4mcg/sq cm:
Cordran tape

 

Halobetasol propionate 0.05%
Ultravate crm, oint

NOTES

1Indicates that the product has more than one active ingredient

2Also available as a cream generically

3Also available as an emollient cream generically

4Also available as a cream or ointment generically

5Also available as a cream, ointment, or lotion generically

The classification is based on vasoconstrictor assays and clinical studies. Potency varies according to the corticosteroid, its concentration, and the vehicle. In general, corticosteroids in lotions, creams, gels, andointments are increasingly more potent due to increased absorption from these vehicles.

Absorption is increased by prolonged therapy, large areas of skin damage, and the use of occlusive dressings which may cause an increase in the incidence of side effects.

(Rev. 7/2017)

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