|D - Dermatologicals|
Most of the drugs in this group are preparations for topical use. Some few preparations for systemic use with clear dermatological applications, e.g. griseofulvin (antimycotic), retinoids (for treatment of acne) and psoralens and retinoids (for treatment of psoriasis) are classified in this group.
Only oral preparations in ATC group D are given DDDs. Most products in this group are for topical use, and no DDDs are assigned because the amount given per day can vary very much according to the intensity and distribution of the disease. Consumption figures for these dermatological preparations can be expressed in grams of preparations regardless of strength.
|D02 - Emollients and Protectives|
|D02A - Emollients and Protectives|
This group comprises all types of emollients and protectives with no specific therapeutic effect or use, and also preparations for use in wounds, which are not classified in D09 - Medicated dressings.
Some similar products are classified in D03A - Cicatrizants, e.g. cod-liver oil ointments.
|D02AF - Salicylic Acid Preparations|
Preparations containing salicylic acid used for the treatment of mycosis are classified in D01AE - Other antifungals for topical use.
Salicylic acid in combination with corticosteroids, see D07X.
Medicated shampoos containing salicylic acid are classified in
D11AC30 - others.
Topical products for joint and muscular pain containing combinations with salicylic acid are classified in M02AC.
All other preparations containing salicylic acid, including anti-acne preparations, should be classified in this group.