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D DERMATOLOGICALS

Most of the drugs in this group are preparations for topical use. Some few preparations for systemic use with clear dermatological applications, e.g. griseofulvin (antimycotic), retinoids (for treatment of acne) and psoralens and retinoids (for treatment of psoriasis) are classified in this group.

Only oral preparations in ATC group D are given DDDs. Most products in this group are for topical use, and no DDDs are assigned because the amount given per day can vary very much according to the intensity and distribution of the disease. Consumption figures for these dermatological preparations can be expressed in grams of preparations regardless of strength.


D01 ANTIFUNGALS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE

This group comprises preparations for topical and systemic treatment of dermatological mycoses. Preparations with systemic antimycotic effect, see also J02A - Antimycotics for systemic use.

Topical preparations used especially in gynecological infections are classified in G01A - Antiinfectives and antiseptics, excl. combinations with corticosteroids or G01B - Antiinfectives/antiseptics in combination with corticosteroids. Preparations for local treatment of fungal infections in the mouth, see A01AB - Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment.

D02 EMOLLIENTS AND PROTECTIVES
D03 PREPARATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF WOUNDS AND ULCERS

Topical preparations used in the treatment of wounds and ulcers, e.g. leg ulcers, are classified in this group. Protective ointments are classified in D02A - Emollients and protectives.

See also
D06 - Antibiotic and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use.
D08 - Antiseptics and disinfectants.
D09 - Medicated dressings.

D04 ANTIPRURITICS, INCL. ANTIHISTAMINES, ANESTHETICS, ETC.
D05 ANTIPSORIATICS
D06 ANTIBIOTICS AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE

This group comprises products for topical use in skin infections etc.

D07 CORTICOSTEROIDS, DERMATOLOGICAL PREPARATIONS

As a main rule, all topical corticosteroid preparations should be classified in this group. There are, however, some few exceptions:

Combinations of corticosteroids and antiinfectives for gynaecological use, see G01B.

Corticosteroids for local oral treatment, see A01AC.

Anti-acne preparations, see D10A.

Antihemorrhoidals with corticosteroids, see C05AA.

Corticosteroids for ophthalmological or otological use, see S - Sensory organs.

D08 ANTISEPTICS AND DISINFECTANTS
D09 MEDICATED DRESSINGS
D10 ANTI-ACNE PREPARATIONS

The DDDs are based on the treatment of severe acne.

D11 OTHER DERMATOLOGICAL PREPARATIONS

Last updated: 2013-12-19