Title

Drugs in Dermatology: Kligman’s Solution (Triple Combination Cream of Tretinoin, Hydroquinone, and Topical Corticosteroid) for Use in Hyperpigmentation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Originally Published In

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

6

Page Numbers

323–325

Abstract

By definition, a drug is a medicine or substance that exerts a physiologic effect on an organism. In dermatology, various medications and substances are utilized on a daily basis, ranging from topical treatments to anesthetics in micrographic surgery. The purpose of this section is to focus on some of the more common substances, specifically how they work, how they are utilized, and routine alternatives (if available). The mechanism of action, usage, and alternative options of the combination Kligman’s solution (triple combination cream of tretinoin, hydroquinone, and topical corticosteroid) are discussed.

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