Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Drithocreme
  2. Dritho-Scalp
  3. Psoriatec
  4. Zithranol
  5. Zithranol-RR

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Anthraforte 2
  2. Anthraforte 3
  3. Anthrascalp


Anthralin is used to treat psoriasis. It may also be used to treat other skin conditions as determined by your doctor.

In the U.S., this medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, anthralin is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Alopecia areata (patchy hair loss)

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Paste
  • Ointment
  • Cream
  • Shampoo