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.
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.
D07A CORTICOSTEROIDS, PLAIN
The group is subdivided according to clinical potency of the steroids as such. Additional agents meant to enhance the penetration and increase the potency of the product do not influence the classification, neither do the strength of the preparations or the vehicle.
D07AC Corticosteroids, potent (group III)
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