What is Skin Discoloration?

Skin discoloration can be due to changes in melanin. Melanin is a skin pigment that gives color to the skin. Changes in melanin can also cause skin to be patchy.

Treatment for skin discoloration includes using topical treatments. Common drug classes used to treat skin discoloration are melanin synthesis inhibitors, melanin synthesis inhibitor / retinoid / corticosteroid combinations, psoralens, and retinoids.

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Popular Skin Discoloration Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Melanin Synthesis Inhibitors 72 See Prices
Retinoids 257 See Prices
Melanin Synthesis Inhibitor / Retinoid / Corticosteroid Combinations 200 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Skin Discoloration Drug Classes

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