Pharmacology of Skin Medications: Topical Steroids

Return to all Skin Problems and Diseases sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1.  Explain how to choose the appropriate vehicle and potency of a topical steroid based on the skin condition and the location of treatment.
2. Discuss how to determine the amount of topical steroid to prescribe.
3. Identify potential adverse reactions related to topical corticosteroid use.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
04/25/2017
Course expires: 
04/24/2020

Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/25/2017
Course expires: 
04/24/2020
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