Which topical steroid has the highest potency?

Which topical steroid has the highest potency?

The highest potency topical steroids include:

  • Temovate (clobetasol propionate) 0.05% ointment.
  • Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) 0.05% cream, ointment, or lotion.
  • Psorcon (diflorasone diacetate) 0.05% ointment.
  • Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) 0.25% ointment or gel.

How do you determine the potency of a topical steroid?

Potency. The preferred way to determine topical steroid potency is the vasoconstrictor assay, which classifies steroids based on the extent to which the agent causes cutaneous vasoconstriction (“blanching effect”) in normal, healthy persons.

What are the classes of topical steroids?

Potency group* Corticosteroid Vehicle type/form
High potency (group 3) Triamcinolone acetonide Cream, ointment
Medium potency (group 4) Betamethasone dipropionate Spray
Clocortolone pivalate Cream
Fluocinolone acetonide Ointment

Which is stronger mometasone or triamcinolone?

The cream formulation of mometasone was significantly more effective (p less than 0.001) than fluocinolone cream, applied three times daily, and equivalent to triamcinolone cream, applied twice daily.

Which is better betamethasone or triamcinolone?

They reached a conclusion that patients receiving transforaminal epidural steroid injections with triamcinolone reported more frequent pain relief greater than 50% than those who received betamethasone.

What cream is stronger than hydrocortisone?

Betamethasone is generally recommended when other prescription drugs or over-the-counter topicals, including hydrocortisone cream, do not relieve symptoms effectively. Some types of betamethasone are up to 600 times as potent as hydrocortisone.

What steroid is stronger than triamcinolone?

Clobetasol is a potent steroid, triamcinolone 0.1% is midstrength, and desonide is lower-potency. Clobetasol and triamcinolone 0.1% are generally utilized for skin disease on the body, whereas desonide is the appropriate choice for skin disorders on the face, groin, axillae, and breasts.

Is fluocinolone and fluocinonide the same?

No, the antifungal cream is not fluocinonide. It is a potent topical corticosteroid (‘steroid’) medication used to treat conditions such as plaque psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) or other steroid-responsive skin conditions with skin irritation (redness and swelling) and itching.

How effective are topical steroids?

Topical corticosteroids (TCS) are the preparations applied on sensitive skin regions and all age groups. TCS are elegant, effective in small quantities, are compatible with other medicines, and need to be applied less often. Drawbacks and adverse

What are the stages of topical steroids?


  • Oozing,crusting and scab forming
  • Proliferation
  • Remodelling
  • What is the most potent topical corticosteroid?

    Clobetasol propionate 0.05% (Temovate)

  • Halobetasol propionate 0.05% (Ultravate cream,ointment,lotion)
  • Diflorasone diacetate 0.05% (Psorcon ointment)
  • Betamethasone dipropionate 0.25% (Diprolene ointment,gel)
  • Which is stronger betamethasone or clobetasol?

    weak e.g. 1% hydrocortisone moderate e.g. clobetasone butyrate (Eumovate) strong e.g. betamethasone 17-valerate (Betnovate) very strong e.g. clobetasol propionate (Dermovate) Reference: Update (1999), 59 (3), 189-200. Last reviewed 01/2018 Clinical specialties cardiovascular medicine dermatology