Tralokinumab-ldrm Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
tralokinumab
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic, life-altering disease. With its visibility and debilitating pruritus, atopic dermatitis significantly impacts our patients’ quality of life. For those with resistant and extensive disease, we are happy to have numerous new systemic agents at our disposal, one being tralokinumab, an IL-13 antagonist. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a c …
Clascoterone Cream | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
clascoterone
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Clascoterone cream is a novel topical therapeutic agent used to treat acne vulgaris through androgen inhibition. Other androgen inhibitors such as combined oral contraceptive pills and off-label spironolactone can lead to some unwanted side effects such as feminization, gynecomastia, and erectile dysfunction, making them unsuitable for male patients. Unlike other androgen inhibitors used to manage …
Chlorhexidine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
CHLORHEXIDINE
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Disorders of the hair follicles, including hidradenitis suppurativa and folliculitis, are some of the most common dermatologic conditions affecting a wide variety of patients. Chlorhexidine’s bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal properties enable it to be a potent defender of the pilosebaceous unit. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at chlorhexidine, which has far r …
Off-Label Use of Oral Metronidazole in Dermatology | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
While we have an increasing armamentarium of biologic agents and targeted systemic medications for certain dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, treatment options are still limited for a litany of other inflammatory cutaneous disorders. Additionally, when discussing therapeutic options, patients often opt for medications that are established, safe, well-tolerated and mini …
Minoxidil for Alopecia | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
minoxidil for alopecia
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Various forms of alopecia affect millions of individuals worldwide and its prevalence appears to be increasing.1 Hair loss often leads to significant distress and negatively impacts quality of life. Treatment often requires a multimodal approach, and patient satisfaction is highly variable. Dermatologists have limited tools in their treatment armamentarium and may often resort to off-label use of …