Tars and Anthralins

Dermatol Clin. 1995 Oct;13(4):817-33.

Abstract

The pharmacology, mechanisms of action, and historic perspectives of tar and anthralin are discussed. Traditional Goeckerman and Ingram regimens are presented in the context of newer advances in psoriasis treatment. Recommendations for therapy with tar and anthralin, either as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy, are reviewed and referenced.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Anthralin / adverse effects
  • Anthralin / pharmacology
  • Anthralin / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / pharmacology
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Drug Combinations
  • Humans
  • Photochemotherapy / methods
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy*
  • Tars / adverse effects
  • Tars / pharmacology
  • Tars / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Drug Combinations
  • Tars
  • Anthralin