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09 November 2022

Dithrocream (Dithranol) discontinued

The manufacturer has confirmed that all strengths of the product (0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5% and 1%) have now been discontinued.

Dithrocream 2.0% (website news)In September 2021 we were contacted by Dermal Laboratories with clarification on the availability of Dithrocream (Dithranol) following earlier reports that all remaining strengths of the product had been discontinued (Dithrocream 2.0% was discontinued in 2020).

Dermal clarified that the higher strengths of Dithrocream (0.25%, 0.5% and 1%) had already been discontinued, but the 0.1% strength would remain available until Autumn 2022.

In October 2022, Dermal contacted us again to confirm that the lowest strength, 0.1%, had also now been discontinued. As such, as of Autumn 2022, all strengths of Dithrocream have now been discontinued.

Dermal issued the following statement:

'Dermal Laboratories regret to announce that due to supply chain and other external issues, it has not been possible to manufacture further supplies of Dithrocream (dithranol cream), which has regrettably led to the decision to discontinue the product.

The higher strengths of Dithrocream 0.25%, 0.5% and 1%, were discontinued in May 2021. The lowest strength, Dithrocream 0.1%, has now also been discontinued.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused and advise patients affected by the discontinuation of Dithrocream Creams to speak to their GP or dermatology specialist.'  

If you have any questions or would like further information, Dermal Laboratories can be contacted directly either by phone on 01462 458 866, or via the contact form on their website at

You can find more information about other currently unavailable treatments here

This article was first published on 19th July 2021, and most recently updated on 9th November 2022.