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.|
D06 ANTIBIOTICS AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE
This group comprises products for topical use in skin infections etc.
D06B CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS FOR TOPICAL USE
This group includes chemotherapeutics for dermatological use, except:
Combinations with antibiotics - D06C
Combinations with corticosteroids - D07C
This group includes both direct acting antivirals and other agents for viral diseases.
Mucoadhesive formulations of aciclovir are classified in J05AB01.
Podophyllin preparations are classified at the 5th level for podophyllotoxin.
D06BX Other chemotherapeutics
This group comprises chemotherapeutics used in different skin disorders, which cannot be classified in the preceding groups, e.g. metronidazole for the treatment of rosacea.
Last updated: 2013-12-19