STL Volume 3 Number 2

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Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November, 1997

Update on: Amphotericin B Lipid Complex Injection Abelcet® Butenafine HCl Cream 1% Mentax® Itraconazole Sporanox® Acitretin Soriatane® Penciclovir cream 1% Denavir® Valacyclovir  Valtrex® Laser device Sharplan Silktouch laser®Permethrin lotion Nix®Ivermectin Mectizan® (6 mg tablet) 
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Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Prior to Dermatologic Surgery

Antibiotic prophylaxis aims to prevent wound infections and provide adequate antibiotic cover for patients with prostheses or at risk for endocarditis. Most recommendations are based spread of risk factors may not accurately predict the risks for patients. A case for prophylaxis is made.
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Imiquimod: An Immune Response Modifier

Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. Studies have shown that it has potent immunomodulatory effects and stimulates human peripheral mononuclear cells to release interferon alpha, sub-types α1,α2, α5, α6, and α8.

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