Atopic dermatitis duo

February 1, 2004

Waikoloa, Hawaii - A combination topical treatment regimen consisting of the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus 0.1 percent ointment (Protopic, Fujisawa) plus the moderate potency corticosteroid clocortolone pivalate 0.1 percent cream (Cloderm, Healthpoint) is more effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis and associated with fewer side effects than monotherapy with either agent alone, said Alan B. Fleischer, Jr., M.D., at the annual Hawaii Dermatology Seminar in January.