TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROID TABLE




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SUPER HIGH POTENCY (GROUP 1)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented Diprolene® lotion 30 ml, 60 ml 0.05% YES / $-$$
ointment 15 g, 45 g, 50 g 0.05% YES / $$-$$$
Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented gel 15 g, 50 g 0.05% YES / $$-$$$
Clobetasol propionate Olux® (scalp and body) foam 50 g, 100 g 0.05% YES / $$-$$$
Olux-E® (body) foam 50 g, 100 g 0.05% YES / $$-$$$
Temovate®
Cormax®
cream 15 g, 30 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Temovate-E®
Embeline-E®
cream, emollient 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Temovate®
Embeline®
gel 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Clobex® lotion 2 oz, 4 oz 0.05% YES / $$$$
Temovate®
Embeline®
ointment 15 g, 30 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Clobex® shampoo 4 oz 0.05% YES / $$$$
Embeline® solution (scalp) 25 ml, 50 ml 0.05% YES / $
Clobex® spray 2 oz, 4.25 oz 0.05% YES / $$$-$$$$
Fluocinonide Vanos® cream 30 g, 60 g, 120 g 0.1% YES / $$$$
Flurandrenolide Cordran® tape 24" X 3" roll
80" X 3" roll
each sq cm contains 4 mcg NO / $$$$
Halobetasol propionate Ultravate® cream 15 g, 50 g 0.05% YES / $$-$$$
lotion 60 ml 0.05% NO / $$$$
ointment 15 g, 50 g 0.05% YES / $$-$$$


HIGH POTENCY (GROUP 2)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Amcinonide ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.1% YES / $$$$
Betamethasone dipropionate, augmented Diprolene AF® cream 15 g, 30 g, 50 g 0.05% YES / $-$$$
Betamethasone dipropionate ointment 15 g, 45 g 0.05% YES / $$
Clobetasol proprionate Impoyz® cream 60 g, 112 g 0.025% NO / $$$$
Desoximetasone Topicort® cream 15 g, 60 g, 100 g 0.25% YES / $-$$
ointment 15 g, 60 g 0.25% YES / $$-$$$$
gel 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $$$
spray 30 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml 0.25% NO / $$$$
Diflorasone diacetate Apexicon® ointment 30 g, 60 g 0.05% NO / $$$
Apexicon® E cream 30 g, 60 g 0.05% NO / $$$$
Florone®
Psorcon®
cream 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $$
ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $-$$
Fluocinonide Lidex® cream 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
gel 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $-$$
ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
solution 20 ml, 60 ml 0.05% YES / $
Halcinonide Halog® cream 30 g, 60 g, 216 g 0.1% NO / $$$$
ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.1% NO / $$-$$$$
Triamcinolone acetonide Kenalog® ointment 15 g 0.5% YES / $


MEDIUM - HIGH POTENCY (GROUP 3)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Amcinonide cream 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.1% YES / $$$$
lotion 60 ml 0.1% NO / $$$$
Betamethasone dipropionate cream 15 g, 45 g, 50 g 0.05% YES / $-$$
lotion 60 ml 0.05% YES / $$
Betamethasone valerate Luxiq® foam 50 g, 100 g 0.12% YES / $$$$
ointment 15 g, 45 g 0.1% YES / $
Desoximetasone Topicort® cream 15 g, 60 g, 100 g 0.05% YES / $$
Fluocinonide, emulsified base Lidex-E® cream 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Fluticasone propionate Cutivate® ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.005% YES / $
Mometasone furoate Elocon® ointment 15 g, 45 g 0.1% YES / $
Triamcinolone acetonide ointment 15 g 0.5% YES / $
cream 15 g 0.5% YES / $


MEDIUM POTENCY (GROUP 4)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Clocortolone pivalate Cloderm® cream 45 g, 90 g tube
30 g, 75 g pump bottle
0.1% NO / $$$$
Fluocinolone acetonide Synalar® ointment 15 g, 60 g, 120 g 0.025% YES / $$
Flurandrenolide Cordran® ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $$$$
Hydrocortisone valerate Westcort® ointment 15 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.2% YES / $$$
Mometasone furoate Elocon® cream 15 g, 45 g, 50 g 0.1% YES / $
lotion 30 ml, 60 ml 0.1% YES / $
Triamcinolone acetonide Triderm® cream 15 g, 30 g, 80 g tube
16 oz jar
0.1% YES / $
ointment 15 g, 80 g tube
454 g jar
0.1% YES / $
Kenalog® aerosol spray 63 g, 100 g 0.147mg/g NO / $$$$


LOWER MEDIUM POTENCY (GROUP 5)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Betamethasone dipropionate lotion 30 ml, 60 ml 0.05% YES / $-$$
Betamethasone valerate Valnac®
Dermabet®
Beta-Val®
cream 15 g, 45 g 0.1% YES / $
Desonide Desonate® gel 60 g 0.05% NO / $$$$
Desowen® ointment 15 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Fluocinolone acetonide Synalar® cream 15 g, 60 g, 120 g 0.025% YES / $-$$
Flurandrenolide Cordran® cream 15 g, 30 g, 60 g, 120 g 0.05% YES / $$$$
lotion 15 ml, 60 ml, 120 ml 0.05% YES / $$$$
Fluticasone propionate cream 15 g, 30 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Cutivate® lotion 60 ml, 120 ml 0.05% YES / $$$$
Hydrocortisone butyrate Locoid® cream 15 g, 30 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.1% YES / $$
lotion 60 ml, 120 ml 0.1% NO / $$$$
ointment 15 g, 30 g, 45 g 0.1% YES / $$
solution 20 ml, 60 ml 0.1% YES / $
Hydrocortisone probutate Pandel® cream 15 g, 45 g, 80 g 0.1% NO / $$$
Hydrocortisone valerate cream 15 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.2% YES / $-$$
Prednicarbate Dermatop® cream 15 g, 60 g 0.1% YES / $-$$
Dermatop® ointment 15 g, 60 g 0.1% YES / $$
Triamcinolone acetonide lotion 60 ml 0.1% YES / $$
ointment 15 g, 80 g tube
454 g jar
0.025% YES / $


LOW POTENCY (GROUP 6)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Alclometasone dipropionate Aclovate® cream 15 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $$
ointment 15 g, 45 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $-$$
Betamethasone valerate Beta-val® lotion 60 ml 0.1% YES / $$-$$$
Desonide Desowen® cream 15 g, 60 g 0.05% YES / $
Desowen® lotion 60 ml, 120 ml 0.05% YES / $$
Verdeso® aerosol foam 50 g, 100 g 0.05% NO / $$$$
Fluocinolone acetonide Synalar® cream 15 g, 60 g 0.01% YES / $$$
Derma-Smoothe/FS® oil, scalp 4 oz 0.01% YES / $$$-$$$$
Derma-Smoothe/FS® oil, body 4 oz 0.01% YES / $$$$
Capex® shampoo 4 oz 0.01% NO / $$$$
Synalar® solution 60 ml, 90 ml 0.01% YES / $$
Triamcinolone acetonide cream 15 g, 80 g tube
454 g jar
0.025% YES / $
lotion 60 ml 0.025% YES / $-$$


LOWEST POTENCY (GROUP 7)
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Hydrocortisone Synacort® cream 20 g, 30 g 2.5% YES / $
Nutracort® lotion 2 oz 2.5% YES / $
ointment 30 g tube
454 g jar
2.5% YES / $
Texacort® solution 30 ml 2.5% NO / $$$-$$$$
Hydrocortisone acetate + pramoxine Pramosone® cream 1 oz, 2 oz 0.5%:1%, 1%:1% NO / $$$
lotion 2 oz, 4 oz 1%:1%, 2.5%:1% NO / $$$
Epifoam® aerosol foam 10 g 1%:1% NO / $$-$$$
Hydrocortisone Cortizone®
Aveeno®
Cortaid®many others
(sold OTC)
cream, ointment, gel, spray, lotion various 1% YES / $
Various
(sold OTC)
cream, ointment 30 g 0.5% YES / $


NOT CLASSIFIED
Steroid Trade name Vehicle Size Strength Generic / Price
Flurandrenolide Cordran® cream 30 g, 60 g, 120 g 0.025% NO / $$$$
Desoximetasone Topicort® ointment 15 g, 30 g, 60 g, 100 g 0.05% YES / $$$$




Pricing legend
  • $ = 0 - $50
  • $$ = $51 - $100
  • $$$ = $101 - $150
  • $$$$ = > $151
  • Pricing based on a 30 g/30 ml size or smallest unit sold if > 30 g
  • Pricing based on information from GoodRX.com®
  • Pricing may vary by region and availability