Topical steroids come in many potencies (strengths). Below is an overview of the most common topical steroids used:
|1% Hydrocortisone||Cream or ointment||Low Potency|
|Beclomethasone dipropionate||Cream||Medium potency|
|Clobetasone butyrate||Cream||Medium potency|
|Fluticasone propionate||Cream or ointment||Medium potency|
|Betamethasone valerate||Cream, ointment, or solution||High potency|
|Betamethasone dipropionate||Ointment||Super high potency|
|Clobetasol propionate||Cream or solution||Super high potency|
|Fluocinonide||Cream||Super high potency|
Where can I get a prescription?
Topical corticosteroid preparations of medium and higher potency are prescription medications that require the approval of a physician or other licensed prescriber. QuickMD can treat most of your skin condition remotely via video and prescribe a cortisone cream, ointment or solution online—sent directly to any pharmacy.