STL Volume 7 Number 6

STL Volume 7 Number 6
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: June 2002

Updates on: Tretinoin Gel Microsphere Retin-A® Micro 0.04% Cyclosporine capsules 25mg, 100mg Gabapentin Neurontin® Docosanol 10% Cream Salicylic Acid 15% Trans-Ver-Sal® Wart Removal Patch
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The Utility of Patch Testing Children with Atopic Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is more frequent in the pediatric population and in children with atopic dermatitis (AD) than has hitherto been appreciated. Patch testing, which is mediated by different immune mechanisms than prick skin testing, is both safe and diagnostically useful for individuals with AD.
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Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Dipropionate (Dovobet®, Daivobet®): A New Formulation for the Treatment of Psoriasis

A new compound product containing calcipotriol 50μg/gm and betamethasone dipropionate 0.5mg/gm (Dovobet*, LEO Pharma) in an ointment base was recently introduced in Canada for the treatment of psoriasis.