Canities

Definition

Graying or whitening of hair

Dermatologic indications and dosage

See table

Common side effects

Cutaneous: irritant dermatitis, pain at site of application

Cantharidin. Dermatologie indications and dosage

Disease

Adult dosage

Child dosage

Molluscum

Apply once under tape occlusion for

Apply once under tape occlusion for

contagiosum

24 hours

24 hours

Wart

Apply once under tape occlusion for

Apply once under tape occlusion for

24 hours

24 hours

Serious side effects

None

Drug interactions

None

Contraindications/precautions

Hypersensitivity to drug class or component

References

Moed L, Shwayder TA, Chang MW (2001) Cantharidin revisited: A blistering defense of an ancient medicine. Archives of Dermatology

137(10):1357-1360

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