Topical Steroids


Topical steroids (corticosteroids) are the most important treatment option for many inflammatory disorders. This appendix divides topical corticosteroids into super high, high, intermediate, and low-potency categories for quick reference. It includes common trade names, generic names, and commonly used formulations (e.g., lotion, cream, ointment) in addition to frequently utilized strengths.

Keywords: betamethasone, clobetasol, corticosteroids, desonide, fluocinolone, hydrocortisone, steroids, topical, triamcinolone.

Super High Potency
Trade Name Generic Name
Clobex, Cormax, Olux, Olux-E, Temovate, Temovate-E Clobetasol propionate (0.05%): cream, ointment, lotion, solution, foam
Cordran Flurandrenolide: tape 4 μ g/sq cm
Vanos Fluocinonide (0.1%): cream
Ultravate Halobetasol propionate (0.05%): cream, ointment
High Potency
Cyclocort Amcinonide (0.1%): ointment, cream, lotion
Halog Halcinonide (0.1%): cream, ointment, solution
Diprolene, Diprolene AF Betamethasone dipropionate augmented (0.05%): ointment, gel
Topicort Desoximetasone (0.25%): cream, ointment
Topicort Desoximetasone (0.05%): gel
Psorcon Diflorasone diacetate (0.05%): cream, ointment
Aristocort A, Kenalog Triamcinolone acetonide (0.5%): cream
Lidex, Lidex-E Fluocinonide (0.05 %): cream
Intermediate Potency
Cutivate Fluticasone propionate (0.005%): ointment
Cutivate Fluticasone propionate (0.05%): cream, lotion
Derma-Smoothe, Capex Fluocinolone acetonide (0.01%): oil, shampoo
Aristocort A, Kenalog Triamcinolone acetonide (0.1%): cream, ointment, lotion
Dermatop Prednicarbate (0.1%): emollient, cream, ointment
Elocon Mometasone furoate (0.1%): cream, lotion, ointment
Kenalog Triamcinolone acetonide (0.2%): aerosol
Synalar Fluocinolone acetonide (0.025%): cream, ointment
Luxiq Betamethasone valerate (0.12%): foam
Cloderm Clocortolone pivalate (0.1%): cream
Desonate, DesOwen, Verdeso Desonide (0.05%): gel, cream, lotion, ointment, foam
Topicort LP Desoximetasone (0.05%): emollient cream
Cordran, Cordran SP Flurandrenolide (0.025%): cream, ointment
Cordran, Cordran SP Flurandrenolide (0.05%): cream, ointment, lotion
Locoid Hydrocortisone butyrate (0.1%): cream, solution, ointment
Westcort Hydrocortisone valerate (0.2%): cream, ointment
Low Potency
Aristocort A, Kenalog Triamcinolone acetonide (0.025%): cream, ointment, lotion
Aclovate Alclometasone dipropionate (0.05%): cream, ointment
Synalar Fluocinolone acetonide (0.01%): solution
Hytone Hydrocortisone base or acetate (2.5%): cream, ointment
Hytone, Vytone, Cortisporin, U-cort Hydrocortisone base or acetate (1%): cream, ointment
Cortisporin Hydrocortisone base or acetate (0.5 %): cream

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