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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.


D04 ANTIPRURITICS, INCL. ANTIHISTAMINES, ANESTHETICS, ETC.
D04A ANTIPRURITICS, INCL. ANTIHISTAMINES, ANESTHETICS, ETC.

This group comprises antipruritics for topical use in the treatment of pruritus, minor burns, insect stings, herpes zoster etc.

See also D07 - Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations.


D04AB Anesthetics for topical use

At each 5th plain level, antiseptics, siccants etc. may occur in combination with the anesthetics. Combinations with corticosteroids, see D07 - Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations.

Combinations with antihistamines are classified in D04AB at the corresponding plain 5th level.

See also C05A - Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use, and N01B - Anesthetics, local.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    D04AB06 tetracaine    

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Last updated: 2018-12-11