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Acitretin

Acitretin

Acitretin is a drug considered as a second-generation retinoid that can be taken orally by people suffering from severe skin disease. It is capable of controlling and treating the effects of skin disease. more...

Brand name(s): Acetretin, Soriatane,
Alefacept

Alefacept

Alefacept is an immune suppressive drug that can control the inflammation due to severe psoriasis. Clinical studies are being conducted to determine if it can effectively treat T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. more...

Brand name(s): Amevive,
Betamethasone

Betamethasone

Betamethasone was originally approved by the FDA in 1961, with a foam-style formulation, called betamethasone valerate, approved in 1999. Betamethasone is a drug in the steroid family of medications, and comes in topical applications. Besides the foam, more...

Brand name(s): Alphatrex, Bebate, Becort, Bedifos, Betacorlan, Betacortril, Betaderm, Betadexamethasone, Betafluorene, Betamamallet, Luxiq,
Calcipotriene

Calcipotriene

Calcipotriene is a United States adopted name for the same drug internationally known as Calcipotriol. It is the marketed generic name for the Vitamin D3 derivative in the US and is used for the treatment of psoriasis in different areas of the body. Skin more...

Brand name(s): Dovonex,
Calcipotriol

Calcipotriol

Calcipotriol is a combined Vitamin D and calcitriol derivative. It is mainly administered as an effective treatment of psoriasis, or any related autoimmune disease manifesting as red scaly patches on certain parts of the bodys skin. This is more specific more...

Brand name(s): Daivonex,
Clobetasol

Clobetasol

Clobetasol is a drug used for the treatment of various skin disorders such as eczema. It is available in ointment as well as emollient cream. Clobetasol, which has a generic name of clobetasol propionate, is recommended for use among adults and children more...

Brand name(s): Temovate, Clobesol, Clobex, Cormax, Dermovate, Embeline, Luxiq, Olux,
Diflorasone

Diflorasone

Diflorasone is a corticosteroid that is marketed as a topical cream ointment containing the drug diflorasone diacetate. Diflorasone is primarily used for its anti inflammatory and anti-itch qualities, much like most corticosterosis. more...

Brand name(s): Florone, Maxiflor, Psorcon,
Efalizumab

Efalizumab

Efalizumab is a drug used to treat psoriasis and is created by Genentech. Sold and marketed under the name Raptiva, it is a synthetically engineered antibody designed to prohibit the proliferation of psoriasis and its processes. It is designed to specific more...

Etanercept

Etanercept

Etanercept is called a fusion protein drug, which is cultivated through the expression of recombinant DNA. The production of etanercept is accomplished through a large-scale cell cutting and cloning in order to express the DNA recombinant construct. more...

Fluocinolone Acetonide

Fluocinolone Acetonide

Fluocinolone Acetonide is a drug known for its glucocorticoid ability that can effectively treat different types of skin diseases. It is a drug with low-potency corticosteroids that has an anti-inflammatory effect ideal for treating inflammatory skin diso more...

Brand name(s): Synalar,