Usage of Topical Therapies in the Management of Oral Lichen Planus


Haripriya R and Jayanth Kumar Vadivel*

Introduction: Oral Lichen Planus is a mucocutaneous chronic inflammatory condition with cell mediated immunological dysfunction. It implicates T cell mediated cytotoxins and involves the mucosal surfaces. Topical formulations are the favourite for majority of cases, adhesive formulations have been considered very useful and practical for local drug delivery in oral mucosa.


The aim of the present study is to analyse the usage of topical therapies in the management of oral lichen planus.

Material and Method:

The study was done in a hospital setting. The data was collected from the patient software system of Saveetha Dental College and the samples included patients treated with oral therapies for oral lichen planus. The data collected was tabulated and statistically analysed using SPSS software. The results were tabulated and graphically represented.


Among the oral drugs prescribed, corticosteroids was the most commonly prescribed drug among which tacrolimus was the most commonly prescribed drug.