Health Conditions

Actinic Keratosis

What is Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratosis is a skin condition associated with long exposure to the sun. It typically presents as a small rough patch that is scaly and raised. The color may be pink, gray, red, or the same color as the skin. Actinic keratosis may develop into certain types of skin cancer.

Early treatment is important since actinic keratosis is considered pre-cancerous. Common drugs used to treat actinic keratosis are immune response modifiers (Aldara), nucleoside metabolic inhibitors (Efudex, Carac), and NSAIDs (Solaraze). Treatment also includes removal of the growth by electrical burning or freezing, or chemical peels.

Savings Tips for Actinic Keratosis

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Actinic Keratosis:
Drug Classes

NSAIDs

(64 drugs)As low as $5

Medical Supplies and Devices

(65 drugs)As low as $4

Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors

(13 drugs)As low as $36

Immune Response Modifiers

(5 drugs)As low as $41

Photoenhancers

(4 drugs)As low as $14543
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.
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