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Dithranol in a vanishing cream base indicated for the topical treatment of subacute and chronic plaque psoriasis including psoriasis of the scalp.

  • For suitable patients, short contact Dithrocream can achieve complete clearance in up to 70% of cases1, improves the prospect of long term remission2 and takes just 30 minutes a day.
  • Dithrocream is available in a range of five strengths (0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1% and 2% dithranol). The concentration of Dithrocream and the contact time can be adjusted according to the patient's response and tolerance. The packs are colour coded depending on dithranol strength.

Click here for patient guidance on how to use Dithrocream to the best effect.

dithranol 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1% and 2% w/w creams
All presented in a 50g tube (NHS price ex. VAT): Dithrocream 0.1% £3.77 [P]; Dithrocream 0.25% £4.04 [P]; Dithrocream 0.5% £4.66 [P]; Dithrocream 1% £5.42 [P]; Dithrocream 2% £6.79 [POM]


  1. Kingston T.P. et al. Cutis 1987; 39; 155-157
  2. Seville R.H. BJD 1976; 95: 643-646