Drug Profiles

Drug profiles – a summary of the properties, use, and clinical experiences with its use.

Minocycline: Dosing, Efficacy, Compliance and Cost of Treatment

Minocycline antibiotics are used to treat acne, rosacea, and perioral dermatitis. Considerations like appropriate dosing, cost of treatments, and patient compliance issues are discussed as well as efficacy.

Penlac® (Ciclopirox) Overview

Penlac (Ciclopirox), and its pharmacokinetics, delivery system, safety, and patient selection are discussed. Monotherapy and combination therapy and its patient criteria are discussed.

Eumovate (Clobetasone Butyrate) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

An in depth second part to the side-effects, safety and risks associated with Eumovate (Clobetasone Butyrate). Allergies, local, and systemic side-effects are discussed.

Diane-35 Side Effects, Risks and Monitoring

Various potential side-effects and risks of Diane-35 are discussed. Monitoring advice for physicians and follow-up exams to check on progress are advised.

Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Side Effects, Safety and Risks are discussed. A comprehensive review of the drug, side-effects, and other considerations.

Clindoxyl® Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide) Overview

An in-depth review of Clindoxyl® Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide) including clinical experience, mechanism of action, indications, dosing, efficacy, as well as compliance issues and side-effects.

Indications for Accutane® (Isotretinoin)

Accutane was approved for severe, recalcitrant nodular cystic acne unresponsive to other first line therapies. Off label use is also covered.

Elidel (Pimecrolimus) Indications and Patient Profile

Elidel (Pimecrolimus) is indicated for patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. This article discusses patient profiles, and use in a variety of dermatological conditions.

Minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, Vectrin) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Side effects, safety and risks of Minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, Vectrin) are discussed in this article. Topics include drug interactions, bacterial resistance, as well as other adverse effects.

Dovobet® (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Dipropionate) Overview

A thorough look at Dovobet® (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Dipropionate) including pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, indications, dosing, efficacy, as well as compliance issues and side-effects.

Indications for Aldara (Imiquimod)

Imiquimod was first indicated and used for external genital and perianal warts/ condyloma acuminata. Other HPV warts have also been treated by this drug, often in combination with more conventional therapy including cryotherapy and CO2 laser therapy, in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients.

Efficacy of Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Treatment

Efficacy of short and long-term Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment is discussed. Info on relapse, re-treatment and expert opinion is provided as well.

Diane-35: Dosing, Efficacy, Compliance and Cost

Dosing, efficacy, compliance and cost of Diane-35, as well as pharmacokinetics are discussed. Various side-effects are covered as well.

Bactroban (Mupirocin) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Bactroban (Mupirocin) and its potential side effects, safety profile, and risks are discussed. Precautions to be considered are also detailed.

Bactroban (Mupirocin) Clinical Experience and Indications

Bactroban (Mupirocin) is discussed in detail including mechanism of action, clinical experience, and indication, such as for burns, and various infections.

Clinical Experience of Accutane®(Isotretinoin)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) was approved for the treatment of acne. While in recent years it has been shrouded by some controversy, it remains an essential tool in the treatment of severe or persistent acne. Few drugs provide an actual cure for acne and Isotretinoin is such a medication.

Aldara (Imiquimod) Drug and Patient Profile

Imiquimod drug profile including Actinic Keratosis, Bowen’s disease, Squamous cell carcinoma and Genital Warts.

Eumovate (Clobetasone Butyrate) Patient Profile, Dosing Efficacy, Compliance and Cost

Eumovate (Clobetasone Butyrate), patient profiles, dosing, efficacy, and compliance issues are discussed as well as a comparison in vehicles between cream and ointment.

Bactroban (Mupirocin) Efficacy

Bactroban (Mupirocin) efficacy and prophylactic use for nasal carriage and patients who are S. Aureus carriers are discussed. Bacterial resistance issues are also covered.

Amevive® (Alefacept) Introduction

Amevive® (Alefacept) and its clinical experience, and clinical evidence are discussed. As a biologic, safety profiles, and mechanisms of action are also covered.

Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Cost of Treatment

What is the cost of Accutane treatment? See the comparison of different topical treatments with Accutane® (Isotretinoin), with the corresponding cost of treatment.

Compliance with Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Treatment

Proper patient counselling of the risks versus benefits of Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment is very important to ensure compliance with therapy.

Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol) Overview

Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol), its indications, and clinical experience are discussed. Patient profiles, suitable and unsuitable candidates are also discussed.

Amevive (Alefacept) Patient Profile, Indications, Dosing and Cost

Amevive (Alefacept), clinical experience, patient profiles, indications, dosing and cost are discussed in this article.

Minocycline (Minocin®, Dynacin®, Vectrin®) Indications

Dermatological and non-dermatological indications for minocycline ((Minocin®, Dynacin®, Vectrin®) are discussed in depth in this article.

Dosing, Efficacy, Compliance and Cost of Aldara (Imiquimod) Treatment

Dosing, efficacy, compliance and cost of Aldara (Imiquimod) are discussed in the context of genital wart treatment.

Aldara (Imiquimod) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Imiquimod side effects with reference to Erythema, Edema, Induration, Vesiculation, Excoriation, Scaling and flaking.

Elidel (Pimecrolimus) Dosing, Efficacy, Compliance, and Cost of Treatment

Elidel (Pimecrolimus) is discussed in the context of dosing, efficacy, compliance, and cost of treatment are discussed.

Soriatane (Acitretin)Treatment: Efficacy, Compliance and Cost

Soriatane (Acitretin)Treatment: Efficacy, compliance and cost are covered. Use in psoriasis both as monotherapy and combination therapy are included.

Cutivate Dosing, Efficacy, Compliance, Side Effects and Cost

Dosing, compliance, side-effects, and the cost of Cutivate (Fluticasone Propionate) are discussed in this article.

Elidel (Pimecrolimus) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Elidel (Pimecrolimus), its side effects, safety, and risks are discussed in this article. Various potential risks are discussed and debated.

Cutivate (Fluticasone Propionate) Clinical Experience and Indications

This article summarizes the clinical indications and findings of Cutivate (Fluticasone Propionate). Guidelines are also provided for treating atopic dermatitis.

Elidel® (Pimecrolimus) Clinical Experience

Elidel® (Pimecrolimus) and physician's clinical experience in treating atopic dermatitis are observed and discussed in this article.

Patient Profile for Accutane® (Isotretinoin)

Learn about who would be a suitable candidate for Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment and who should avoid it.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Treatment: Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Soriatane (Acitretin) Treatment: Side effects, safety, and risks are covered. Skin, liver, lipids, bone/muscle, ocular, and other effects and their manifestations are discussed.

Bactroban (Mupirocin) Patient Profile, Dosing Compliance and Cost

Bactroban (Mupirocin) Patient Profiles - suitable and unsuitable patients, dosing, compliance and cost issues, as well as cost comparisons with other treatments are detailed in this article.

Minocycline (Minocin®, Dynacin®, Vectrin®) Clinical Experience and Patient Profile

Suitable and unsuitable patient profiles for minocycline is discussed in this article. Important takeaways from clinical experience with minocycline is also in this article.

Indications for using Soriatane (Acitretin)

Indications for using Soriatane (Acitretin) are discussed. Psoriasis, and various off label uses such as for darier's disease, lamellar ichthyosis, erythrokeratoderma variabilis, lichen planus, and pityriasis rubra pilaris is included.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Clinical Experience

Acitretin (Soriatane®) is approved in the US and Canada to treat severe psoriasis, but is only approved in Canada to treat other disorders of keratinization.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Patient Profile and Dosing

Soriatane (Acitretin) patient, profile and dosing, suitable and unsuitable candidate patients are discussed. This is for use in psoriasis patients.