Dithranol is a Medicine belongs to Dermatological drug group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1701   Edition : 38,

  ►   Brandname : Psorinol,Dithrocream,Micanol,Anthra- derm,Dritho-Scalp,Drithocreme,Psoriatec,Zithronol-RR

  ►  Strength : Ointment/Paste with 0.1  %, Ointment/Paste with 0.05  %, Ointment/Paste with 0.5  %, Ointment/Paste with 1  %, Ointment/Paste with 2  %, Ointment/Paste with 5  %,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1701   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Topical,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1701   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Psoriasis Topical 0.1 % Ointment/Paste Dose: For conventional treatment (0.05% in very fair patients) applied for a few hours; the strength is gradually increased as necessary to 0.5%, occasionally to 1%, and the duration of contact extended to overnight periods or longer. The preparation is sparingly and accurately applied to the lesions only. After each treatment period the patient should bathe or shower to remove any residual dithranol
2 Psoriasis Topical 0.1 % Ointment/Paste Dose: For short-contact therapy, applied in a soft basis to the lesions for up to 60 minutes daily, before being washed off. As with conventional treatment the strength used is gradually increased from 0.1 to 2% but strengths up to 5% have been used. Surrounding unaffected skin may be protected by white soft paraffin.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1701   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : burning sensation, irritant to the eyes, Irritant to the mucous membranes,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1701   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Dithranol is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : Use on the face, skin flexures, and genitals should be avoided., Dithranol should not be used for acute or pustular psoriasis or on inflamed skin. It stains skin, hair, some fabrics, plastics, and enamel.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1701   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Mechanism of action unclear- It normalise differentiation and inhibit proliferation when applied to psoriatic plaques ,
Ref :-   Book : Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine    Page : 1263   Edition : 21,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   NA


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA