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Corticosteroids, topical, high potency

Trade name(s)Generic in parentheses:Cyclocort (amcinonide); Lidex, Lidex-E, Licon (fluocinonide); Topicort (desoximetasone); Diprosone, Maxivate, Alphatrex (betamethasone dipropionate); Halog, Halog-E (halcinonide)

Generic available

Yes

Drug class

Glucocorticoid

Mechanism of action

Anti-inflammatory; anti-proliferative; atrophy causing

Dosage form

Cream; ointment; lotion; gel

Dermatologic indications and dosage

See table
Corticosteroids, topical, high potency. Dermatologic indications and dosage

Disease

Adult dosage

Child dosage

Atopic dermatitis

Apply twice daily

Apply twice daily

Bullous pemphigoid

Apply twice daily

Apply twice daily

Contact dermatitis

Apply twice daily

Apply twice daily

Dyshidrotic