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Question
3 out of 10
 

Steroid most potent as


A Cream
B Ointment

C Lotion
D Gel

Ans. B
Ointment

The potency of a steroid depends on the base with ointment having the maximum occlusive potency

Topical Steroid Potency

Topical steroid preparations are grouped according to relative anti-inflammatory activity, but activity may vary considerably depending upon the vehicle, the site of application, disease, the individual patient and whether or not an occlusive dressing is used.

Relative Potency Generic Name

Low Potency Hydrocortisone

Betamethasone valerate1

Clobetasone-17-butyrate

Medium Potency Flucinonide

Fluocinolone acetonide

Triamcinolone acetonide1

High Potency Betamethasone-17-benzoate

Betamethasone dipropionate

Halcinonide

Triamcinolone acetonide

Highest Potency Clobetasol-17-propionate

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