[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.161.128.52. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Correspondence
November 2001

Once-Daily vs Twice-Daily Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream for Psoriasis

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(11):1529-1532. doi:

Topical corticosteroids are effective for treating plaque psoriasis.1 Benefits of their use include ease of application, rapid clinical response, and few adverse effects. Most practitioners generally accept twice-daily application of topical corticosteroids as the standard frequency,2 despite lack of evidence that such a schedule is optimal.3 Because of the depot effect of topical corticosteroids,4 it might be possible to reduce the frequency of their applications without affecting treatment efficacy. If proven as efficacious as twice-daily application, once-daily application of topical corticosteroid creams would enable patients with psoriasis to simplify their treatment regimens. Once-daily usage would also result in a decreased total cost of treatment, as well as lessening potential risks associated with the use of topical corticosteroid preparations, while maintaining therapeutic benefits.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×