Anti-Acne Preparations for Topical Use

DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB13092MeclocyclineCurrently under investigation for the topical treatment of ulcerative oral mucositis [L797]
DB00210AdapaleneFor the topical treatment of comedo, papular and pustular acne (acne vulgaris) of the face, chest or back.
DB00548Azelaic AcidFor the topical treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.
DB00634SulfacetamideFor the treatment of bacterial vaginitis, keratitis, acute conjunctivitis, and blepharitis.
DB00755TretinoinFor the the induction of remission in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), French-American-British (FAB) classification M3 (including the M3 variant); For the topical treatment of acne vulgaris, flat warts and other skin conditions (psoriasis, ichthyosis congenita, icthyosis vulgaris, lamellar icthyosis, keratosis palmaris et plantaris, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, senile comedones, senile keratosis, keratosis follicularis (Darier's disease), and basal cell carcinomas.); For palliative therapy to improve fine wrinkling, mottled hyperpigmentation, roughness associated with photodamage.
DB01190ClindamycinFor the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria, including Bacteroides spp., Peptostreptococcus, anaerobic streptococci, Clostridium spp., and microaerophilic streptococci. May be useful in polymicrobic infections such as intra-abdominal or pelvic infections, osteomyelitis, diabetic foot ulcers, aspiration pneumonia and dental infections. May also be used to treat MSSA and respiratory infections caused by S. pneumoniae and S. pyogenes in patients who are intolerant to other indicated antibiotics or who are infected with resistant organism. May be used vaginally to treat vaginosis caused by Gardnerella vaginosa. Clindamycin reduces the toxin producing effects of S. aureus and S. pyogenes and as such, may be particularly useful for treating necrotizing fasciitis. May be used topically to treat acne.
DB09096Benzoyl peroxideBenzoyl peroxide is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris and rosacea. Combined with other agents, it may be used in the treatment of more severe acne.
DB09353SulfurTopically it is indicated for dandruff, acne, Hayfever, common cold, scaly and red skin patches (seborrheic dermatitis). Poison ivy, and sumac infections.
DB11081Aluminum chloride- Indicated for the control of minor hemorrhage during dental restorative procedures. - Indicated to reduce underarm perspiration.
DB11085ResorcinolContemporary therapeutic uses for resorcinol primarily revolve around the use of the phenol derivative as an active ingredient in topical antiseptics [L2745, L2744, L2727, F61] or as topical antibacterial skin treatment products for conditions like acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and others [L2746, L2745, L2744, L2727, F61].
DB11342Aluminum oxideNot Available
DB12447NadifloxacinNot Available
DB00162Vitamin AFor the treatment of vitamin A deficiency.
DB00199ErythromycinFor use in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms in the following diseases: respiratory tract infections (upper and lower) of mild to moderate degree, pertussis (whooping cough), as adjunct to antitoxin in infections due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae, in the treatment of infections due to Corynebacterium minutissimum, intestinal amebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica, acute pelvic inflammatory disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, skin and soft tissue infections of mild to moderate severity caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus, primary syphilis caused by Treponema pallidum, infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, nongonococcal urethritis caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum, and Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella pneumophila.
DB00250DapsoneFor the treatment and management of leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis.
DB00324FluorometholoneFor the ophthalmic treatment of corticosteroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe.
DB00446ChloramphenicolUsed in treatment of cholera, as it destroys the vibrios and decreases the diarrhea. It is effective against tetracycline-resistant vibrios. It is also used in eye drops or ointment to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.
DB00959MethylprednisoloneAdjunctive therapy for short-term administration in rheumatoid arthritis.
DB00982IsotretinoinFor the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne
DB01234DexamethasoneInjection: for the treatment of endocrine disorders, rheumatic D=disorders, collagen diseases, dermatologic diseases, allergic statesc, ophthalmic diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory diseases, hematologic disorders, neoplastic diseases, edematous states, cerebral edema.
Ophthalmic ointment and solution: for the treatment of steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe.
Ophthalmic solution only: for the treatment of steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the external auditory meatus
Topic cream: for relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
Oral aerosol: for the treatment of bronchial asthma and related corticosteroid responsive bronchospastic states intractable to adequate trial of conventional therapy
Intranasal aerosol: for the treatment of allergic ot inflammatory nasal conditions, and nasal polyps
DB04813BithionolNot Available
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB13092MeclocyclineOuter membrane protein Ftransporter
DB13092MeclocyclineOuter membrane porin Ctransporter
DB13092Meclocycline30S ribosomal protein S7target
DB13092MeclocyclineTetX family tetracycline inactivation enzymeenzyme
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00210AdapaleneRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00210AdapaleneProstaglandin G/H synthase 2target
DB00548Azelaic Acid3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenase 2target
DB00548Azelaic AcidDNA polymerase Itarget
DB00548Azelaic AcidThioredoxin reductasetarget
DB00548Azelaic AcidTyrosinasetarget
DB00548Azelaic Acid3-oxo-5-beta-steroid 4-dehydrogenasetarget
DB00634SulfacetamideDihydropteroate synthasetarget
DB00634SulfacetamideDihydropteroate synthase type-1target
DB00634SulfacetamideFolic acid synthesis protein FOL1target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor gammatarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-betatarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinal dehydrogenase 1target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid-induced protein 3target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-gammatarget
DB00755TretinoinNuclear receptor subfamily 0 group B member 1target
DB00755TretinoinRetinal dehydrogenase 2target
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor responder protein 1target
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1transporter
DB00755TretinoinCellular retinoic acid-binding protein 2transporter
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2B6enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2A6enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2C18enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 4A11enzyme
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor betatarget
DB00755TretinoinLipocalin-1target
DB00755TretinoinOdorant-binding protein 2atarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinol-binding protein 4target
DB00755TretinoinSerum albumincarrier
DB00755Tretinoin[Pyruvate dehydrogenase [lipoamide]] kinase isozyme 4, mitochondrialtarget
DB00755TretinoinRetinoic acid receptor RXR-alphatarget
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 26A1target
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 26B1target
DB00755TretinoinCytochrome P450 26C1target
DB00755TretinoinHematopoietic prostaglandin D synthasetarget
DB01190Clindamycin50S ribosomal protein L10target
DB01190ClindamycinCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01190Clindamycin23S rRNAtarget
DB11081Aluminum chlorideGlutamate dehydrogenase 1, mitochondrialtarget
DB11085ResorcinolThyroid peroxidasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 12target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 1target
DB00162Vitamin A11-cis retinol dehydrogenasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 13target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 3target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 5carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinoid-binding protein 7carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 4carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol-binding protein 2carrier
DB00162Vitamin ARetinal dehydrogenase 2target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinal dehydrogenase 1target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinaldehyde-binding protein 1target
DB00162Vitamin ALecithin retinol acyltransferasetarget
DB00162Vitamin AShort-chain dehydrogenase/reductase 3target
DB00162Vitamin AAldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 member A3target
DB00162Vitamin AAll-trans-retinol 13,14-reductasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 11target
DB00162Vitamin ADehydrogenase/reductase SDR family member 4target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 14target
DB00162Vitamin ARetinol dehydrogenase 8target
DB00162Vitamin ACytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
DB00162Vitamin ACytochrome P450 26A1enzyme
DB00162Vitamin AApolipoprotein Dtarget
DB00162Vitamin AHematopoietic prostaglandin D synthasetarget
DB00162Vitamin ASerum albumincarrier
DB00199Erythromycin23S rRNAtarget
DB00199ErythromycinCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00199ErythromycinCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00199ErythromycinMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00199ErythromycinSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
DB00199ErythromycinCytochrome P450 1A2enzyme
DB00199ErythromycinCytochrome P450 2B6enzyme
DB00199ErythromycinMotilin receptortarget
DB00199ErythromycinPotassium voltage-gated channel subfamily H member 2target
DB00199ErythromycinSerum albumintarget
DB00199ErythromycinCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00199ErythromycinSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3transporter
DB00199ErythromycinBile salt export pumptransporter
DB00250DapsoneInactive dihydropteroate synthase 2target
DB00250DapsoneDihydropteroate synthase 1target
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 2E1enzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00250DapsoneDimethylaniline monooxygenase [N-oxide-forming] 3enzyme
DB00250DapsoneProstaglandin G/H synthase 1enzyme
DB00250DapsoneProstaglandin G/H synthase 2enzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB00250DapsoneArylamine N-acetyltransferase 2enzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00250DapsoneMyeloperoxidaseenzyme
DB00250DapsoneCytochrome P450 2C18enzyme
DB00324FluorometholoneCorticosteroid-binding globulincarrier
DB00324FluorometholoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00324FluorometholoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00446ChloramphenicolComplement decay-accelerating factortarget
DB00446ChloramphenicolDr hemagglutinin structural subunittarget
DB00446ChloramphenicolCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolSolute carrier family 22 member 6transporter
DB00446Chloramphenicol50S ribosomal protein L16target
DB00446ChloramphenicolChloramphenicol acetyltransferase 3enzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolChloramphenicol acetyltransferaseenzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolChloramphenicol 3-O phosphotransferaseenzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB00446ChloramphenicolCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB00959MethylprednisoloneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB00959MethylprednisoloneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00959MethylprednisoloneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00982IsotretinoinRetinoic acid receptor alphatarget
DB01234DexamethasoneGlucocorticoid receptortarget
DB01234DexamethasoneAnnexin A1target
DB01234DexamethasoneNitric oxide synthase, inducibletarget
DB01234DexamethasoneNuclear receptor subfamily 0 group B member 1target
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 3A5enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 3A7enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneBile salt export pumptransporter
DB01234DexamethasoneMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB01234DexamethasoneCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 1transporter
DB01234DexamethasoneSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1A2transporter
DB01234DexamethasoneATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2transporter
DB01234DexamethasoneCholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme, mitochondrialenzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneSteroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase/17,20 lyaseenzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 19A1enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 1B1enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2A6enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2B6enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2D6enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 2E1enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 3A43enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneCytochrome P450 4A11enzyme
DB01234DexamethasoneNuclear receptor subfamily 1 group I member 2target