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Classification in the USA

Group KEGG ATC    Steroid    Product name examples
Class 1
Superpotent
D01272 D07AD01 Clobetasol propionate 0.05% CLOBEX, OLUX, TEMOVATE
D01637 D07AC01 *Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% DIPROLENE
D01327 D07AC10 Diflorasone diacetate 0.05% PSORCON
D04409 D07AC21 Halobetasol propionate 0.05% ULTRAVATE
Class 2
Potent
D01308 D07AD02 Halcinonide 0.1% HALOG
D03697 D07AC03 Desoximetasone 0.25% TOPICORT
D00325 D07AC08 Fluocinonide 0.05% LIDEX, VANOS
D01387 D07AC11 Amcinonide 0.1% CYCLOCORT
Class 3
Upper Mid-Strength
D00983 D07AB09 *Triamcinolone acetonide 0.5% KENALOG
D01637 D07AC01 *Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% DIPROLENE
D00690 D07AC13 *Mometasone furoate 0.1% ELOCON
D01708 D07AC17 *Fluticasone propionate 0.005% CUTIVATE
Class 4
Mid-Strength
D01825 D07AC04 *Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% SYNALAR
D00328 D07AC07 Flurandrenolide 0.05% CORDRAN
D00690 D07AC13 *Mometasone furoate 0.1% ELOCON
D01619 D07AB02 Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% LOCOID
D00983 D07AB09 *Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% KENALOG
D02288 D07AA02 *Hydrocortisone valerate 0.2% WESTCORT
Class 5
Lower Mid-Strength
D01825 D07AC04 *Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% SYNALAR
D01708 D07AC17 *Fluticasone propionate 0.05% CUTIVATE
D03696 D07AB08 *Desonide 0.05% VERDESO
D02288 D07AA02 *Hydrocortisone valerate 0.2% WESTCORT
Class 6
Mild
D01825 D07AC04 *Fluocinolone acetonide 0.001% SYNALAR
D00983 D07AB09 *Triamcinolone acetonide 0.025% KENALOG
D03696 D07AB08 *Desonide 0.05% VERDESO
D01820 D07AB10 Alclometasone dipropionate 0.05% ACLOVATE
Class 7
Least Potent
D00088 D07AA02 Hydrocortisone
* Same ingredients at different concentrations and/or in different dosage forms

Classification in Japan

Class KEGG ATC    Steroid Product name examples
Strongest D01272 D07AD01 Clobetasol propionate 0.05% DERMOVATE
D01327 D07AC10 Diflorasone diacetate 0.05% DIFLAL, DIACORT
Very strong D01637 D07AC01 Betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% RINDERON-DP
D02032 Betamethasone butyrate propionate 0.05% ANTEBATE
D01764 D07AC06 Diflucortolone valerate 0.1% TEXMETEN, NERISONA
D00325 D07AC08 Fluocinonide 0.05% TOPSYM
D01387 D07AC11 Amcinonide 0.1% VISDERM
D00690 D07AC13 Mometasone furoate 0.1% FULMETA, ASMANEX
D01266 D07AC19 Difluprednate 0.05% MYSER
D01886 D07AB11 Hydrocortisone butyrate propionate 0.1% PANDEL
Strong D01308 D07AD02 Halcinonide 0.1%
D01357 D07AC01 Betamethasone valerate 0.12% BETNEVATE, RINDERON-V
D01825 D07AC04 Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% FLUCORT
D00689 D07AC15 Beclometasone dipropionate 0.025% QVAR
D01632 D07AB19 Dexamethasone propionate 0.1% METHADERM
D01948 Dexamethasone valerate 0.12% ZALUCS, VOALLA
D01434 Deprodone propionate 0.3% ECLAR
Medium D01273 D07AB01 Clobetasone butyrate 0.05% KINDAVATE
D01619 D07AB02 Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% LOCOID
D00983 D07AB09 Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% LEDERCORT, KENACORT-A
D01820 D07AB10 Alclometasone dipropionate 0.1% ALMETA
D00292 D07AB19 Dexamethasone 0.1% DECADRON
D03301 D07AA03 Prednisolone valerate acetate 0.3% LIDOMEX
Weak D00472 D07AA03 Prednisolone 0.5% PREDONINE
D00165 D07AA02 Hydrocortisone acetate 1% HC-SOLONE


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Last updated: February 7, 2018