Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Includes Expert Content
Stretch Marks... YUCK!
everydayizagift posted:
I have marks from being on prednisone... some are older and some are new. They are purple and ugly. What product(s) are effective for lightening stretch marks and even making the texture of the skin normal again?
David A Colbert, MD responded:
Dear everydayizagift,

Stretch marks, medically referred to as "striae," commonly develop after prednisone treatment. The only topical products that have scientifically proven to have any real benefit are presciption retinoids - such as Retin-A or Tazorac. Unfortunately, even the topical retinoids only improve the appearance of the stretch marks from 1-5% and also can be irritating.

The best treatment for stretch marks are lasers. For red or purple stretch marks we use a pulse-dye laser. For white stretch marks, a fractionated laser is recommended.
cml0219 replied to David A Colbert, MD's response:
And what is the typical cost for the abdomen?
everydayizagift replied to David A Colbert, MD's response:
Thanks for the info :)
kuzahi replied to David A Colbert, MD's response:
lasers for stretchmarks, was it available in philippines? if it is, how much? ;)

Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Exfoliate 2 to 3 times per weekExpert
All skin types can benefit from exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. For sensitive skin, use a gentle ... More
Was this Helpful?
36 of 45 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.