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29 September 2021

Dithrocream (Dithranol) discontinued

The manufacturer has confirmed that the higher strengths of the product (0.25%, 0.5% and 1%) have been discontinued, but the 0.1% strength remains available until Autumn 2022.

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%) have already been discontinued, but the 0.1% strength remains available until Autumn 2022. They 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 most popular, lowest strength, Dithrocream 0.1%, remains available until autumn 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused and advise patients affected by the discontinuation of the higher strength 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 updated on 29th September 2021.

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