STL Volume 7 Number 7
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Update on Drugs and Drug News: September 2002
Updates on: Tazarotene Tazorac® 0.1% Cream Isotretinoin Accutane®Desloratidine Clarinex® 5mg Reditabs Imiquimod Aldara®
Prevention of Polymorphous Light Eruption and Solar Urticaria
Polymorphous light eruption (PLE) and solar urticaria (SU) are two photodermatoses that are induced by ultraviolet radiation and sometimes by visible light. This article will review the various means of preventing PLE and SU with an emphasis on the role of sunscreens.
Butenafine: An Update of Its Use in Superficial Mycoses
Butenafine may be effective and safe in the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis (apply twice daily for 1 week or once daily for 4 weeks), tinea corporis/ tinea cruris (apply twice daily for 2 weeks), and pityriasis versicolor (apply once daily for two weeks).