dermatology drugs

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 …
Thalidomide for Dermatologic Conditions | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Thalidomide
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Thalidomide was introduced in the 1950s as a “safe” sleeping medication; however, it quickly became vilified and was removed from the market for its severe teratogenic effects, most commonly phecomelia, or loss of arms and legs. Despite these devastating birth defects, thalidomide has a variety of indications for dermatologic conditions, with manageable side effects when used appropriately. We …
Oral Glycopyrrolate for Hyperhidrosis | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Glycopyrrolate for hyperhidrosis
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Hyperhidrosis affects up to 4.8% of people in the United States, causing significant impacts in patient quality of life.1 Often times, the etiology of symptoms cannot be identified, resulting in a subset of disease termed “primary hyperhidrosis.” Symptoms may be focal or generalized. Because there is a scarcity of FDA-approved treatments for primary hyperhidrosis, treatment often requires a mu …
Bexarotene for CTCL | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Bexarotene for CTCL
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common primary cutaneous lymphoma, and in some patients, it could be persistent for decades. Therapy for CTCL depends on disease stage and response to prior treatments. In this month’s installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheets, we will discuss use of bexarotene for the treatment of CTCL. BEXAROTENE THERAPEUTIC CHEAT SHEET Compiled by: Adrianna Gonzale …
Naltrexone for Pruritus – Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Naltrexone for pruritus
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Pruritus, whether related to inflammatory skin conditions or systemic disease, can be debilitating for patients. In order to improve quality of life for patients suffering from severe pruritus, dermatologists often resort to off-label use of systemic medications. In this month’s installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet Series, we will discuss use of naltrexone for treatment of pruritus. Naltr …