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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 …
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 …
Hydroquinone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
hydroquinone
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Hydroquinone is the most commonly used depigmentation agent and is a first-line treatment for melasma.1Hydroquinone was available previously in over-the-counter products and is currently available in prescription formulations with common concentration ranges of 0.4 to 5%. Prescription strengths available in the United States include hydroquinone 2% and 4% cream and hydroquinone 2% gel.2,3 In Septe …
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
eflornithine
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Millions of patients experience unwanted facial hair, severely impacting their quality of life. Laser hair removal is often the treatment of choice, but this therapy is uncomfortable, requires multiple treatments, and risks pigmentary changes. Therefore, an effective topical therapy for reduction of unwanted hair is a valuable addition to our therapeutic repertoire. We continue our series, Therape …
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 …