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To the Editor.—
I have been asked for a list of topical medications which do not contain parabens to complement Table 3 of my recent article, "Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Methyl and Propyl Paraben" (Arch Derm95:626 [June] 1967). I have no such list, but offer the following information.
Dermik Pharmacal Company has recently advised that its products, Hytone, Neo-Hytone, Vytone, Formtone-HC, Zetone, and Ze-Tar-Quin creams do not contain parabens.
Dermik Pharmacal Company also advises that the following creams and lotions not included in my Table 3 contain parabens: Carbo-Cort, Cort-Dome, Cort-Quin, Cor-Tar-Quin, Ichtho-Cort, Kenacort, Medrol, Neo-Cort-Dome, Neo-Cortef, Neo-Domeform HC, Neo-Medrol, and Texacort.
As stated in my article, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1964 requires the presence of parabens to be indicated on the label in foods and in all prescription drugs, except for oral preparations. Nonprescription drugs, cosmetics, and dentifrices need not contain
Schamberg IL. COMMENTS ON TOPICAL MEDICATIONS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN PARABENS. Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(6):740. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610060134027