volume 269, issue 1, P29-35 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.07.013
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Abstract: For treatment of skin diseases with topical drugs, penetration of the agents into the relevant layers of the skin is required. Permeation through the skin should, however, be kept to a minimum, in order to avoid the risk of systemic side effects. Here we compared the in vitro skin penetration and permeation of two novel drugs used in the therapy of atopic eczema (pimecrolimus and tacrolimus) and three representative corticosteroids (betamethasone-17-valerate, clobetasol-17-propionate, and diflucortolon-21-vale…

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