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Table 4 Potency of common topical corticosteroid therapies

From: Atopic dermatitis

Very potent
• Betamethasone dipropionate (Diprolene)
• Clobetasol propionate 0.05% (Dermovate)
• Halobetasol propionate (Ultravate)
• Halcinonide 0.1% (Halog)
Potent
• Amcinonide 0.1% (Cyclocort)
• Betamethasone valerate 0.1% (Betaderm, Celestoderm, Prevex)
• Desoximetasone 0.25% (Desoxi, Topicort)
• Diflucortolone valerate 0.1% (Nerisone)
• Fluocinolone acetonide 0.25% (Derma, Fluoderm, Synalar)
• Fluocinonide 0.05% (Lidemol, Lidex, Tiamol, Topsyn)
• Fluticasone propionate (Cutivate)
• Mometasone furoate 0.1% (Elocon)
Moderately potent
• Betamethasone valerate 0.05% (Betnovate, Celestoderm)
• Clobetasone butyrate 0.05% (Eumovate)
• Hydrocortisone valerate 0.2% (Westcort, HydroVal)
• Prednicarbate 0.1% (Dermatop)
• Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% (Aristocort R, Kenalog, Traiderm)
Mild
• Desonide (Desocort)
• Hydrocortisone acetate 0.5–2% (Cortef, Hyderm, Cortate, Cortoderm)