Which medications in the drug class Retinoids are used in the treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Ginat W Mirowski, MD, DMD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Retinoids

Retinoids are a class of drugs closely related to vitamin A. They are used to regulate epithelial cell differentiation and have also been shown to have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects.

Isotretinoin (Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis)

Researchers have found systemic isotretinoin to be an effective therapy for recurrent aphthous ulcers. Additionally, isotretinoin (0.1% gel) has been used in the treatment of oral lichen planus with reported efficacy, and it may also be useful in the treatment of recurrent aphthous ulcers.

Tretinoin topical (Atralin, Avita, Refissa)

Tretinoin in an adhesive base (0.1%) has been used in the treatment of oral lichen planus with reported efficacy, and it may also be useful in the treatment of recurrent aphthous ulcers.

Retinoic acid

Retinoic acid in an oral base (0.05%) has been used in the treatment of oral lichen planus with reported efficacy, and it may also be useful in the treatment of recurrent aphthous ulcers.


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