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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.


This group comprises all dermatological antiinfective preparations, which are not classified in any of the following groups:

D01 - Antifungals for dermatological use
D03A - Cicatrizants
D06 - Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use
D07B - Corticosteroids, combinations with antiseptics
D07X - Corticosteroids, other combinations
D09A - Medicated dressings
D10A - Anti-acne preparations for topical use
D11AC - Medicated shampoos
P03A - Ectoparasiticides, incl. scabicides

Antiviral agents, see D06BB.

Non-therapeutic auxiliary products, such as exploration creams and lubricants, are classified in V07AY. Lubricants, which contain antiseptics, are, however, classified in this group.

The group is subdivided according to chemical structure.

At each 5th plain level combinations with alcohols are allowed.

D08AA Acridine derivatives
D08AB Aluminium agents

Combinations with quarternary ammonium compounds are classified in D08AJ.

D08AC Biguanides and amidines
D08AD Boric acid products

Weak boric acid vaseline is classified in D02AX.

D08AE Phenol and derivatives

Each 5th level also allows combinations with alcohol.

D08AF Nitrofuran derivatives
D08AG Iodine products

See also D03AX and D09AA. Cadexomer iodine is classified in D03AX. Medicated dressings containing iodine are classified in D09AA.

D08AH Quinoline derivatives

Chloroquinaldol and clioquinol are classified in this group and not in D01 - Antifungals for dermatological use.

Chloroquinaldol and clioquinol for systemic use are classified in P01AA - Hydroxyquinoline derivatives

D08AJ Quaternary ammonium compounds

Combinations with aluminium agents are classified here.

D08AK Mercurial products

Combined products, which also contain silver compounds, are classified in this group.

D08AL Silver compounds

Combined products, which also contain mercury compounds, see D08AK.

D08AX Other antiseptics and disinfectants

Last updated: 2013-12-19