STL Volume 4 Number 6
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Update on Drugs and Drug News: May, 1999
Update on: Alendronate Fosamax Alitretinoin Panretin Gel 0.1% Malathion Ovide 0.5% Lotion Abacavir Sulfate Ziagen Interferon alpha-2a Roferon-A Lidocaine Patch 5% Lidoderm Pexiganan acetate Locilex cream 1% Aminolevulinic acid Levulan Photodynamic Therapy Ketoconazol Teva Antiviral Agents Antirejection Therapy
Electrolysis For The Treatment Of Hypertrichosis And Hirsutism
There are three electrolysis modalities. In galvanic electrolysis, a direct electric current is passed down a needle inserted into the hair follicle, destroying the follicle. In thermolysis a high frequency alternating current is passed down the needle and produces destructive heat.
Corticosteroids have dominated the class of anti-inflammatory agents for the past 50 years. In the last ten years, new corticosteroids have been developed for topical use. Characteristics common to these several chemically different corticosteroids are their class III, or high potency designation and their improved safety profile.