Skin Disorders – Compound Medication

Commonly Compounded Dermatology Medicines

Dermatologists can write for prescription compounds to treat many skin disorders. These compounds can be in the form of topical solutions and creams.

Commonly Compounded Formulations for Dermatology:*

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Herpes virus
  • Sunburn
  • Baldness
  • Anti-fungals
  • Wrinkle creams
  • Anti-oxidant aging creams/gels
  • Contact and allergic dermatitis
  • Fever blister meds
  • Wart remover
  • Skin bleaching creams
  • Plant irritations
  • Insect bite
  • Viral infections
  • Scarring
  • Radiation/chemotherapy burns
  • Ultra-violet reactions
  • Skin cancer
  • Allergies

Commonbly Prescribed  Prescription Formulas for Psoriasis

  • Meese Formulation
    Cyclosporine 2%
    Ketoprofen 2.5% transdermal
    1. Apply tid x 3weeks
    2. Apply tid q.o.d. alternating q.o.d. with Salicylic Acid 2% transdermal x3weeks
    3. Apply tid q.o.d. alternating q.o.d. with Dovonex ointment
  • Aminophylline 4% ointment or gel
  • Betamethasone 0.05%, Coal Tar 2% (alcohol driven off) or LCD 10%, Salicylic Acid 3%
  • Bromide & Nickel (Nutrition & Healing)
  • Estar gel, Karalyt, LCD 10%, Lidex gel in Dovonex
  • Fumaric Acid topical and oral
  • LCD 10%, Salicylic Acid 2%, TMC 0.1%, in a base of Alcohol 80% and propylene glycol 20%
  • Papaverine 1%
  • Shark cartilage 5% in Base C, run through ointment mill
  • Zinc Pyrithione 2%
    Topical spray
    Cream with B6


*Consultation with the pharmacist is not be be deemed in place of or equal to to a thorough review and check by your physician. Nothing herein is intended to replace or influence the independent judgement of any licensed professional. Consult with your healthcare professional. Our pharmacy works with prescribers to provide compounded solutions to medication problems.  No claims are made as to the efficacy, safety or use of compounded formulations.  Formulations not FDA approved. The information provided herein is for reference only and is not to be relied upon as making any representation as to the efficacy of any particular formulations. 

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