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Schools of pharmacology: retinoid update.

Author(s): Scheinfeld N

Affiliation(s): St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA.

Publication date & source: 2006-10, J Drugs Dermatol., 5(9):921-2.

Publication type: Review

The most widely used retinoids include topical tretinoin (Retin-A), adapalene (Differin), topical tazarotene (Tazorac), isotretinoin (Accutane), and acitretin (Soriatane). This article will review new uses and developments in tazarotene (its failure to secure FDA approval in oral form for psoriasis), adapalene (its new 0.3% gel form and use in rosacea), alitretinoin (its use in photoaging), bexarotene (its use for psoriasis and chronic hand dermatitis), isotretinoin (the IPledge program, its use for neuroblastoma and branded formulation pharmacological superiority to generics), and retinoic acid metabolism-blocking agents (RAMBAs) (liarazole use for ichthyosis and psoriasis).

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