Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Immunosuppressants

Immunosuppressants exert anti-inflammatory affects by inhibiting T-lymphocyte activation. They are safer than topical steroids for prolonged use or in skin folds.

Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)

Tacrolimus ointment is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It should not cause steroid-type skin atrophy. It is currently indicated only for atopic dermatitis in immunocompetent patients aged 2 years and older.

Pimecrolimus (Elidel cream 1%)

Pimecrolimus is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It should not cause steroid-type skin atrophy. It is currently indicated only for atopic dermatitis in immunocompetent patients aged 2 years and older. Use cream sparingly to avoid maceration in skin folds.


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