Topical Steroids, Potential Skin Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in topical steroids.

Check the presence of potential allergens in topical anti-inflammatories with the MIMS steroid sensitisers table

Topical steroid brands are listed according to the presence of potential sensitisers:

  • fragrances
  • cetyl/cetostearyl/stearyl alcohol
  • propylene glycol
  • lanolin/derivatives
  • benzyl alcohol
  • chlorocresol
  • hydroxybenzoates (parabens)
  • butylated hydroxyanisole

The presence of other potential allergens is also noted, including beeswax, sorbitan sesquioleate, imidazolidinyl urea, butylated hydroxytoluene, sorbic acid, chlorhexidine, triethanolamine, benzalkonium chloride, dibutyl phthalate and sodium metabisulphite.

Brand names link through to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each product.

Go to the MIMS steroid sensitisers table

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