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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.


D05 ANTIPSORIATICS
D05B ANTIPSORIATICS FOR SYSTEMIC USE

This group comprises drugs for systemic use against psoriasis. Antineoplastic agents, sometimes used in severe psoriasis, are classified in group L - Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents.

Agents with immunosuppressant properties indicated for treatment of psoriasis are classified in L04 - Immunosuppressants.


D05BA Psoralens for systemic use

The DDDs for psoralens for systemic use are based on the combined treatment with drug and UV-A irradiation.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    D05BA02 methoxsalen 10 mg 

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Last updated: 2018-12-13