Talk:Topical medication

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disambiguation page needed?[edit]

"Topical" can apply to areas besides pharmaceutical.[1] Brian Pearson 01:14, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree. At the moment we have an article named after an adjective, which is non-standard. This should be at topical medication or similar. At the moment that redirects here - it should be the other way around. 17:32, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
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The opposite of "topical" appears to be systemic, and should be named in this article. Wakablogger2 (talk) 08:49, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Cicatrin powder[edit]

The antibiotic Cicatrin also appears to be a topical medication. It is most often used in powder form, and I note the article doesn't mention topical powder applications. Maybe that should be added. Expert assistance is sought here. DQweny (talk) 10:50, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

How is transdermal classified under topical?[edit]

I thought topical therapy is by definition local?

Transdermal delivery systems are used to produce systemic effects.

E.g.: - BNF 62, page 461: Evorel patch is used as HRT to treat menopausal symptoms. It produces systemic effects (as the active ingredient is disseminated throughout the body). It is not a topical therapy as it is not intended to be used for a topical effect (why would its action be needed on the application site?). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:40, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

The "classes of topical medication" section should be in a logical order[edit]

* Perhaps they should be in order from least to most moisturizing...?  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:53, 26 February 2012 (UTC) 

definition of topical[edit]

The definition presented at the beginning of the page does more to define/give examples to what a mucous membrane is than what a topical is. Ant-NJITWILL (talk) 17:47, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

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why isn't...[edit]

topical ocular medication included in the articles list? FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 00:27, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

and salve...?[edit]

You find Ointment here. In fact, it is that Ointment is a Redirect page

  • REDIRECT →Topical#Ointment.

But salve is not metioned here. I think it should be. --Schwab7000 (talk) 16:08, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Add more, or take away? (Both?)[edit]

Long time user, first time editor, etc. This article seems to have one pretty big issue. As far as I can tell it is essentially two things:

  • The Coles Notes of lectures given by Dr. David Edwards
  • A very long list of classifications of topical medications, of which...
    • Some are barely there, such as Foam. Currently the line reads "Foam can be seen with topical steroid marketed for the scalp." It doesn't say much, really.
    • Others, like shake lotion probably don't even need a distinct category
    • Finally, ointment probably could have a page unto itself. Having done some digging I find that it previously was a discrete page of "Start" class under two projects.

Basically, I'm wondering if anybody has any strong feelings on what is the best approach to take with this page. I'm going to start making some edits tomorrow, but if you think it is in error just say the word.--Ejl389 (talk) 03:41, 9 May 2013 (UTC)