STL Volume 11 Number 8
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Update on Drugs and Drug News – October 2006
Update on Ketoconazole 2% Gel Xolegel™, Famciclovir Tablets Famvir®, Ecamsule 2% + Avobenzone 2%/ Octocrylene 10% Cream Anthelios SX®, and news about lice treatment.
Pigmentary Disorders in Asian Skin: Treatment With Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Sources
The development of selective photothermolysis has enabled removal of targets such as melanin. Both lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) sources have been used in the treatment of pigmented lesions, however careful selection is important to ensure success.
Dermatological Drug Dosage in the Elderly
The elderly population is increasing and drug dosing requires special considerations for efficacy and decreasing toxicity. This overview provides algorithms for adjusting drug and dosage based on current evidence-based knowledge with emphasis on drugs prescribed in dermatological practice.