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Medications for Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

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by Badash M
The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included, so ask your doctor if you need to take any special precautions. Use each of these medications as recommended by your doctor, or according to the instructions provided. If you have further questions about usage or side effects, contact your doctor.
The following medications may be recommended or prescribed by your doctor to treat eczema. In particular, consult with your doctor before giving any medications to infants or younger children.

Prescription Medications

  • Triamcinolone (Aristocort, Delta-Tritex, Flutex, Kenac, Kenalog, Kenonel, Tidreferm)
  • Hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort)
  • Clobetasol (Temovate)
  • Pimecrolimus (Elidel)
  • Tacrolimus (Prograf)
  • Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Azathioprine (Azasan)
  • Cephadroxil (Duricef)
  • Dicloxacillin (Dynapen)
  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax)
  • Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
  • Atopiclair
  • Mimyx

Prescription or Over-the-Counter Medications

  • Diphenhydramine (AllerMax, Aller-Med, Banophen, Benadryl, Compoz, Diphen Cough, Diphenhist, Dormarex 2, Genahist, Hyrexin, Nervine, Nytol, Siladryl, Sleep-Eze D, Sominex, Twilite, Unisom)
  • Clemastine (Contac, Tavist)
  • Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
  • Loratadine (Claritin)

Prescription Medications



Atopic dermatitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 3, 2013. Accessed November 21, 2013.


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