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Dermatology Drugs

Prescription drugs and medicines for conditions relating to skin disorders and the reconstruction or replacement of deformed, damaged, or lost parts of the body. This category also includes cosmetic surgery. Studies in these areas include: acne, congenital skin diseases, genital herpes, genital warts, liposuction, psoriasis, skin wounds, athlete’s foot, venous leg ulcers, and others.

The list of FDA approved drugs for dermatology and plastic surgery appears below. Click any link to view the full drug information.

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Number Of Dermatology Drugs: 75

Altabax (retapamulin)
For the treatment of impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes
Amevive (alefacept)
For moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Avita Gel
Treatment for acne
Avita Gel
Treatment for acne
Bactroban Cream
Treatment for secondarily infected traumatic skin lesions
Benzamycin (erythromycin 3%-benzoyl peroxide 5% topical gel)
For the topical treatment of acne vulgaris
Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A)
For the temporary improvement in the appearance of glabellar lines (brow furrow)
Cefazolin and Dextrose USP
Respiratory tract infections
Chloraprep (chlorhexidine gluconate)
For use as a patient preoperative skin preparation
Clindamycin phosphate topical gel
For once a day treatment of acne vulgaris
Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP 1%
Generic equivalent of CLEOCIN Topical Solution 1%
Condylox Gel 0.5% (pokofilox)
Treatment for external genital and perianal warts
Treatment for partial-thickness and severe burns
Desonate (desonide)
For the treatment of atopic dermatitis
Treatment for acute bacterial exacerbations (chronic bronchitis and skin infections)
Topical cream for the treatment of atopic dermatitis
Erivedge (vismodegib)
For the treatment of basal cell carcinoma
Estrostep (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol)
For the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris
Extina (ketoconazole)
For the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis
Finacea (azelaic acid) Gel, 15%
Gel formulation for the treatment of rosacea.
Topical cream for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris
Firazyr (icatibant)
For the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema
Gralise (gabapentin)
For the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil)
For the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
Gel wound dressing
Once-daily injectable treatment for bacterial infections
Needle-free anesthetic
Treatment for poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) Dermagel, 1%
Treatment for tinea pedis (athlete's foot)
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) Solution, 1%
For the treatment of athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm
Lamisil Solution, 1%
Topical treatment for tinea (pityriasis) versicolor, althete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm
laViv (azficel-T)
For the improvement of nasolabial fold wrinkles in adults
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) Injection
Treatment for deep vein thrombosis
Treatment for ultraviolet-induced skin discolorations
Luxiq (betamethasone valerate) Foam
Treatment for dermatoses of scalp
Luzu (luliconazole) Cream 1%
For the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis
Mekinist (trametinib)
For the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations
Mentax (1% butenafine HCI cream)
Treatment for athlete's foot
Mentax (1% butenafine HCl cream)
Treatment for athlete's foot
Mentax (1% butenafine HCl cream)
Treatment for tinea corporis (ringworm) and tinea cruris (groin fungus)
Treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea
Minoxidil Topical Solution 2% for Women
Generic equivalent of Rogaine
Mirvaso (brimonidine)
For the treatment of facial erythema of rosacea
Treatment for rosacea
Treatment against various bacterias
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Tablets (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol)
Treatment for acne in women seeking contraception
Picato (ingenol mebutate) gel
For the treatment of actinic keratosis
Treatment for male baldness
Protopic (tacrolimus) ointment
For short-term and intermittent long-term treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
REGRANEX (becaplermin) Gel
Treatment for diabetic foot ulcers
Renova (tretinoin emollient cream)
Treatment for facial wrinkles, brown spots, and surface roughness associated with chronic sun exposure
Salagen Tablets
Treatment for Sjogren's Syndrome
Sitavig (acyclovir) buccal tablets
For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis in adults
Skin Exposure Reduction Paste Against Chemical Warfare Agents (SERPACWA)
To reduce absorption of chemical warfare agents through the skin
Sklice (ivermectin) lotion
For the treatment of head lice
Stelara (ustekinumab)
For the treatment of plaque psoriasis
Treatment used to control bacterial infections on excised burn wounds
Sylatron (peginterferon alfa-2b)
For the treatment of melanoma
Tafinlar (dabrafenib)
For the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E mutation
Tazorac topical gel
Treatment for Psoriasis, Acne Vulgaris
Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil)
For the treatment of bacterial skin infections and bacterial pneumonia
Treatment for moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL)
Tygacil (tigecycline)
For the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure and intra-abdominal infections and bacterial pneumonia
Valchlor (mechlorethamine) gel
For the treatment of Stage IA/IB mycosisfungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam)
For the treatment of varicose veins
Veltin (clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin)
For the treatment of acne vulgaris
Verdeso (desonide)
For the treatment of atopic dermatitis
Vibativ (telavancin)
For the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections
Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and urticaria
Yervoy (ipilimumab)
For the treatment of metastatic melanoma
Zelboraf (vemurafenib)
For the treatment of BRAF + melanoma
Zyclara (imiquimod)
For the treatment of actinic keratoses of the face and scalp

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FDA Approved Dermatology Drugs Listings:

The rules of principle for evaluating MediLexicon's FDA dermatology drugs listings adhere to the FDA definitions of a new drug approval or a new molecular entity, and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings include:

New Molecular Entities (NME): these NME's are described as a medication containing an active substance that have never previously approved in the US for marketing in any manner, shape or form (as defined by the FDA). In addition to this, there is also the inclusion of some FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved recombinant proteins and biologics.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings do NOT include:

Over-the-counter products, diagnostic agents, generics, most vaccines, medical devices, biologic compounds (not approved by CDER), as well as new indications and new administrations of previously-approved compounds and new dosages.

The dermatology drugs information used in this section is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.

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