STL Volume 3 Number 4

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January, 1998

Update on: Norgestimate / Ethinylestradiol Tri-Cyclen® Lidocaine/Prilocaine Cream Emla®Tretinoin gel 0.025% Avita® Adapalene solution 0.1% Differin®Topical tissue adhesive Dermabond® Atorvastin calcium Lipitor® Isotretinoin Accutane®
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Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis, the most contagious of all the tineas caused by dermatophytes, has been described as a scourge of young children. Children are most susceptible before puberty, and the infection develops less commonly in older age groups.
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Finasteride for Male Pattern Hair Loss

Finasteride 1 mg (Propecia®, Merck) was approved by the US FDA December, 1997 for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia, AGA) in men only. Safety and efficacy were demonstrated in men between 18 and 41 years of age with mild to moderate hair loss of the vertex and anterior mid-scalp area.