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.
D10 ANTI-ACNE PREPARATIONS
D10A ANTI-ACNE PREPARATIONS FOR TOPICAL USE
This group comprises all topical preparations used specifically in the treatment of acne, incl. preparations with antibiotics, corticosteroids etc.
Only combined corticosteroid preparations specifically used in the treatment of acne are classified in this group. Other dermatological corticosteroid preparations are classified in D07 - Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations.
Preparations, which contain sulfur in addition to a sulfur derivative, should be classified at the 5th level of the derivative.
The products may contain other active ingredients such as resorcinol.
All retinoids for topical use should be classified in D10AD.
Combinations with antiinfectives are classified in D10AF.
This group comprises antibiotics for topical use with acne as the main indication.
Other topical antiinfectives are classified in D06 - Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use.
Last updated: 2013-12-19