|D - Dermatologicals|
Most of the drugs in this group are preparations for topical use. Some few preparations for systemic use with clear dermatological applications, e.g. griseofulvin (antimycotic), retinoids (for treatment of acne) and psoralens and retinoids (for treatment of psoriasis) are classified in this group.
Only oral preparations in ATC group D are given DDDs. Most products in this group are for topical use, and no DDDs are assigned because the amount given per day can vary very much according to the intensity and distribution of the disease. Consumption figures for these dermatological preparations can be expressed in grams of preparations regardless of strength.
|D04 - Antipruritics, incl. Antihistamines, Anesthetics, Etc.|
|D04A - Antipruritics, incl. Antihistamines, Anesthetics, Etc.|
This group comprises antipruritics for topical use in the treatment of pruritus, minor burns, insect stings, herpes zoster etc.
See also D07 - Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations.
|D04AX - Other Antipruritics|
This group comprises ointments, creams, liniments etc. containing e.g. camphora, menthol, calamine. Crotamiton is classified here. When classifying products in this group, alternative groups should be considered, e.g.:
D02 - Emollients and protectives
D08 - Antiseptics and disinfectants
M02 - Topical products for joint and muscular pain