Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Corticosteroids (group 2, moderate)

Audavate RD Ointment

Audavate RD is betamathason valerate RD. Topical corticosteroids act as anti-inflammatory agents via multiple mechanisms to inhibit late phase allergic reactions including decreasing the density of mast cells, decreasing chemotaxis and activation of eosinophils, decreasing cytokine production by lymphocytes, monocytes, mast cells and eosinophils, and inhibiting the metabolism of arachidonic acid.


Betamethasone is a corticosteroid with topical anti-inflammatory activity. Betamethasone valerate ready diluted (Betnovate RD) preparations are indicated for maintenance treatment once an acute episode has been treated effectively with a continuous course of betamethasone valerate (Betnovate).


Clobetasone butyrate is a moderately potent topical corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of steroid responsive dermatoses

Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution

Synalar contains fluocinolone acetonide, a synthetic anti-inflammatory corticosteroid prepared as a 1 in 4 dilution. Its mechanism of action is related to vasoconstriction and suppression of membrane permeability, miotic activity, the immune response and release of inflammatory mediators


Ultralanum plain cream and ointment both contain the active ingredient fluocortolone, which is a type of medicine known as a topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation. When fluocortolone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itch.