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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
13.01  Management of skin conditions
13.01.01  Vehicles
13.01.02  Suitable quantities for prescribing
13.01.02  Creams/gels
13.01.02  Lotions to top
13.01.02  Preparations containing glycerol
13.01.02  Spray emollients
13.01.02  Soap Substitutes
13.01.03  Excipients and sensitisation
13.02  Emollient and barrier preparations to top
13.02.01  Emollients
White soft paraffin 15%, liquid paraffin 6% (Epimax Cream®)
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First Choice
Green

100g, 500g

 
glycerol 10% w/w, light liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin 5% w/w (QV Cream®)
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First Choice
Green

100g, 500g

 
Liquid paraffin 6%w/w white soft paraffin 15%w/w (Aquamax®)
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First Choice
Green

100g, 500g

 
Zerocream®
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Second Choice
Green

50g, 500g

 
   
Emollient preparation (ZeroAQS®)
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Second Choice
Green

500g

 
   
Liquid paraffin light 105mg/1g & WSP 132mg/1g (Cetraben®)
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Second Choice
Green

50g, 150, 500g

 
   
 (Zeroveen® )
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Third Choice
Green

100g, 500g

 
   
Liquid paraffin 110mg/1g (Zerobase®)
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Third Choice
Green

50g, 500g

 
   
Aveeno cream (Aveeno®)
(Initiation by Paediatric Specialist only.)
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Third Choice
Green

100ml, 300ml, 500ml

 
   
Emollient preparation (Epaderm®)
(cream)
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Third Choice
Green

50g, 150g, 500g

 
   
Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Pariffin (Zeroderm ointment ®)
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Formulary
Green

125g, 500g

1st line ointments

 
   
Emulsifying wax 30%, WSP 50%, liquid paraffin 20% (Emulsifying Ointment BP)
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Formulary
Green

50g, 100g, 250g, 500g

 

1st line ointments

 
   
Hydromol® (Hydromol ointment®)
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Formulary
Green

100g, 125g, 500g, 1000g

 

2nd line ointments

 
   
Diprobase® (Diprobase ointment® )
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Formulary
Green

50g, 500g

 

2nd line ointments

 
   
Epaderm ointment  (Epaderm ointment ®)
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Formulary
Green

125g, 500g

 

3rd line ointments

 
   
Isopropyl myristate 150mg/1g & liquid paraffin 150mg/1g (Zerodouble® Gel )
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Formulary
Green

100g, 500g

 

1st choice Gel

 
   
Urea 5%, Lauromacrogols 3% (Balneum®)
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Formulary
Green

50g, 100g

 

1st line urea containing emollient

 
   
Hydromol Intensive® Urea 10% (Hydromol® Intensive)
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Formulary
Green

30g, 100g

 

2nd line Urea containing emollient

 
   
Aquadrate ®- Urea 10% (Aquadrate®)
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Formulary
Green

30g, 100g

 

2nd line urea containing emollients

 
   
Dermol 500 lotion Liquid paraffin 2.5%, isopropyl myristate 2.5%, benzalkonium dihydrochloride 0.1%c (Dermol 500 lotion® )
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Formulary
Green

500ml

 

1st line emollients with antibacterial properties

 
   
Dermol cream Liquid paraffin 2.5%, isopropyl myristate 2.5%, benzalkonium chloride 0.1% chlorhexadine dihydrocodiene 0.1% (Dermol®)
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Formulary
Green

500ml

 

1st line emollients with antibacterial properties

 
   
Balneum® Plus cream
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Alternatives  
   
13.02.01.01  Emollient bath and shower preparations
13.02.02  Barrier preparations
Medi Derma-S barrier cream (Medi Derma-S® barrier cream)
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First Choice
Green

28, 90g

 
Medi Derma-S barrier film (Medi Derma-S ®barrier film)
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First Choice
Green

Medi Derma-S non-sting barrier film foam 1ml applicator 61076 Medicareplus internatioal LTD) 5 device

Medi-derma-s non-sting medical barrier film aerosol 60819 (Medicareplus International Ltd) 50ml, 

 
Metanium ointment Barrier preparation (Metanium®)
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Second Choice
Green

30g

 
   
Medi Derma-Pro Foam & Spray Skin Cleanser And Skin Protectant Ointment (Medi Derma-Pro Foam & Spray Skin Cleanser® )
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Second Choice
Green

Medi-Derma-Pro Foam & Spray incontinence cleanser 63582 (Foam Medicareplus international Ltd) 250ml

 
   
Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant (Cavilon®Film)
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Third Choice
Green

Advanced liquid dressing (3M Health Care Ltd) 2.7ml

92g

 
   
Siopel cream  (Siopel®)
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Third Choice

50g

 
   
Sudocrem (Sudocrem®)
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Third Choice
Green

30g, 60g, 125g, 250g

 
   
Deegan’s ointment
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Third Choice

For use on neonatal and paediatric wards only

 
   
Sucralfate 4% cream
( unlicensed )
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Formulary
Red

For limited use around gastrostomies when wound breakdown is thought to be aggravated by leakage of gastric acid

 
   
13.03  Topical local anaesthetics and antipruritics
Menthol 1% in Aqueous Cream (Menthol 1% in Aqueous Cream®)
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Formulary
Green

100g, 500g

 

1st line Antipruritics

 

Alternatives include calamine lotion and Eurax (crotamiton) which should be encouraged to be purchased OTC

 
   
Lidocaine 5% ointment (Lidocaine 5% ointment®)
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Formulary
Green

15g

 

1st choice Local Anaesthetics

 
   
Lidocaine 2% in Lutrol Gel (Lidocaine 2% in Lutrol Gel)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green

5ml used by pallative care.

 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriods. to top
Hydrocortisone 0.5% cream
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First Choice
Green

15g, 30g

 
Hydrocortisone 0.5% ointment
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First Choice
Green

15g, 30g

 
Hydrocortisone 1% cream
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First Choice
Green

15g, 30g, 50g

 

 

 
Hydrocortisone 1% ointment
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First Choice
Green

15g, 30g

 

 

 
Hydrocortisone 0.1% cream
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Formulary
Green

15g, 30g

 

2nd line mildly potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Clotrimazole 1% (Canesten HC®)
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Formulary
Green

15g, 30g

 

1st line mildly potent corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Daktacort®)
(cream / ointment)
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Formulary
Green

15g OTC 30g

 

1st line mildly potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Timodine® (Timodine Cream)
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Formulary
Green

30g

 

1st line Mildly potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin H®)
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Formulary
Green

15g, 30g

 

2nd line mildly potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Chlorhexidine HCl 1%, nystatin 100,000 units/g & hydrocortisone 0.5%
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Formulary
Green

30g

 

2nd line mildly potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Hydrocortisone 1%, Oxytetracycline 3% (Terra-Cortril ®)
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Formulary
Green

 30g

 

2nd linen mildly potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Hydrocortisone 0.25% Crotamiton 10% (Eurax-Hydrocortisone®)
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Formulary
Green

15g

 

1st line mildy potent topical corticosteroids with other ingredients 

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.025% (Betnovate-RD®)
(cream / ointment)
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Formulary
Green

100g

 

1st line Moderaltely potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05% (Eumovate®)
(cream / ointment)
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Formulary
Green

30g, 100g

 

1st line moderately potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Fludroxycortide  (Haelan®)
(Tape)
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Formulary
Green

(4mcg/cm2)

 

1st line moderately potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Clobetasone butyrate with nystatin & oxytetracycline (Trimovate®)
(cream)
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Formulary
Green

30g

 

2nd line moderately potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1%
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Formulary
Green

Cream, lotion, ointment, scalp application.

 

1st line Potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.025% (Synalar®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream, ointment, gel

 

Potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Hydrocortisone Butyrate (Locoid®)
(0.1%)
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Formulary
Green

Cream, ointment

 

Potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Mometasone Furoate 0.1% (Elocon®)
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Formulary
Green

0.1% ointment, 0.1% scalp application

 

Potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.025% with Neomycin Sulphate 0.5% (Synalar N®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream, ointment

 

1st line potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% with clioquinol 3% (Synalar C®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream, ointment

 

1st line potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 

 

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Neomycin Sulphate 0.5% (was Betnovate-N®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream, ointment

 

1st line potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% with Clotrimazole 1% (Lotriderm®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream

1st line potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Calcipotriol 50microgram/g, Betamethasone 0.05% (Dovobet®)
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Formulary
Green

Ointment, gel

 

1st line potent topical corticosteroids with other ingredients

 
   
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05% with Salicylic Acid 3% (Diprosalic®)
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Formulary
Green

Ointment and scalp application

 

potent topical corticosteroids with other ingredients

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Fucidic Acid 2% (Fucibet®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream

 

potent topical corticosteroids with other ingredients

 
   
Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Dermovate®)
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Formulary
Green

Cream, ointment, scalp application & shampoo

 

1st line very potent topical corticosteroids

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Clioquinol 3%
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green

Cream, ointment

 

2nd line potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
Clobetasol Propionate with neomycin and nystatin (Dermovate-NN®)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green

 

2nd line very potent topical corticosteroids with antimicrobials

 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriod preparation potencies
13.05  Preparations for eczema and psoriasis
13.05.01  Preparations for eczema
Ichthammol 1% w/w paste with zinc oxide (Ichthopaste®)
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First Choice
Green

7.5cm x 6cm bandage

 
Alitretinoin (Toctino®)
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Second Choice
Red
High Cost Medicine

10mg, 30mg capsules

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update June 2019
Link  NICE TA177: Eczema (chronic) - alitretinoin
   
13.05.02  Preparations for psoriasis
13.05.02  Topical preparations for psoriasis to top
Coal Tar Solution 12%, Salicylic Acid 2%, precipitated Sulfur 4% (Sebco®)
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First Choice
Green

40g, 100g

 
Coal tar lotion (Exorex®)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Shampoos (T/Gel®)
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Formulary
Green

125ml, 250ml

 
   
Coal Tar 2% with Salicylic Acid 2%
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Formulary
Green

ointment

 
   
Dithranol (Dithrocream®)
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Formulary

Cream - 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1.0%, 2.0%

 

1st line Dithranol preperations

 
   
Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Dovobet®)
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Formulary
Green

Gel, ointment

 

1st line other topical preperations

 
   
Calcipotriol 50microgram/g, (0.005%) (Dovonex)
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Formulary
Green

Ointment, scalp application

 
   
Calcipotriol and betamethasone dipropionate Enstilar Cutaneous Foam
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Formulary
Green

60g foam

 
   
Dithranol with Salicylic Acid
(Indication: Chronic plaque psoriasis predominantly used as short contact treatment for outpatients coming in for daily treatments)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green

Dithranol 1% and salicyclic acid 2% in emulsifying ointment 100g

Dithranol 2% and salicyclic acid 2% in emulsifying ointment 100g

Dithranol 4% and salicyclic acid 2% in emulsifying ointment 100g

Dithranol 8% and salicyclic acid 2% in emulsifying ointment 100g

Dithranol 16% and salicyclic acid 2% in emulsifying ointment 100g

 
   
Coal tar strong solution 1%, 2.5% & 5% in emulsifying Ointment
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
 
Link  Special from secondary care. For more information see: Specials recommended by the British Association of dermatologists for Skin Disease.
   
Salicylic acid: in emulsifying ointment Salicyclic acid 2% in aqueous cream 100g (Salicylic acid)
(2%, 5%, 10% and 20%)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
 
Link  Special from secondary care. For more information see: Specials recommended by the British Association of dermatologists for Skin Disease.
   
Tar Pomade Pomade containing 6% coal tar solution and salicylic acid 2% in an emulsifying ointment base (Tar Pomade)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
 
Link  Special from secondary care. For more information see: Specials recommended by the British Association of dermatologists for Skin Disease.
   
Zinc & Coal Tar (White’s Tar Paste) Paste containing zinc oxide 6%, coal tar 6%, emulsifying wax 5%, starch 38% and yellow soft paraffin 45%. (Zinc & Coal Tar (White’s Tar Paste) )
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
 
   
Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP (Half Strength Lassar’s Paste)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
 
Link  Special from secondary care. For more information see: Specials recommended by the British Association of dermatologists for Skin Disease.
   
Dithranol in Full Strength Lassar’s Paste
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

0.1%, 0.2%, 0.4%, 0.6%, 0.8%, 1%, 2%, 4%, 6%, 8%

 

 
Link  Special from secondary care. For more information see: Specials recommended by the British Association of dermatologists for Skin Disease.
   
13.05.02  Oral retinoids for psoriasis
Acitretin (Neotigason®)
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First Choice
Red

10mg and 20mg capsules

 
Dimethyl fumarate (Skilarence)
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Formulary
Red

30mg and 120mg tablets

 

Other treatments for psoriasis

 
   
8-Methoxypsoralen
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

10mg tablets

 

Psoralens (used with phototherpay)

 
   
5-Methoxypsoralen
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

20mg tablets

 

Psoralens (used with phototherapy)

 
   
Fumaric acid esters
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

30mg and 120mg tablets

 

Other treatments for psoriasis

 
   
Methoxypsoralen 1.2% bath additive
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

 

Psoralens (used with phototherpay)

 
   
13.05.03  Drugs affecting the immune response
Adalimumab
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First Choice
Red
High Cost Medicine

40mg injection (prefilled syringe)

 
ApremilastBlack Triangle (Otezla®)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine
 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (Jan 2017) Apremilist (Otezla) risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviour
Link  NICE TA419 Apremilist for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Link  NICE TA433 Apremilast for treating active psoriatic arthritis
   
Brodalumab ▼Black Triangle
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Formulary
Red

210mg solution in pre-filled syringe

 
Link  NICE TA511 Brodalumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Certolizumab Pegol
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Formulary
Red

200mg/ml soln in pre-filled pen or syringe

 

 
Link  NICE TA574: Certolizumab pegol for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Certolizumab pegol
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Formulary
Red

Indicated for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis as per NICE recommendations

 
   
Ciclosporin
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Formulary
Amber

 

Note this SCA has not been approved Sunderland and South Tyneside APC or transfer of care.

 
   
DupilumabBlack Triangle
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Formulary
Red

300mg/2ml soln for inj in pre-filled syringe

 

 

 
Link  NICE TA534: Dupilumab for treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
   
EtanerceptBlack Triangle
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine

25mg, 50mg  injection (Enbrel & Benapali)

 

 

 

 
Link  NICE TA103: Psoriasis - efalizumab and etanercept
Link  NICE TA199 Etanercept, infliximab and adalimumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis
Link  NICE TA455 Adalimumab, etanercept and usterkinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in childen and young people
Link  NTAG April 2016 The Northern (NHS) Treatment Advisory Group recommends the use of etanercept biosimilar Benepali as an option for use in adults where the originator product (Enbrel) would normally be prescribed.
   
Guselkumab▼Black Triangle
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Formulary
Red

100mg/1ml pre-filled syringe

 
Link  NICETA521 Guselkumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Hydroxychloroquine
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Formulary
Amber

Tablets: 200 mg 

 
   
Infliximab Black Triangle
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine

100mg injection (Remicade, Inflectra & Remsima)

 
Link  NICE TA134: Infliximab for psoriasis
   
IxekizumabBlack Triangle
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Formulary
Red

80mg solution for injection prefilled pen

Approved for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults in line with NICE

 

 
Link  NICE TA442 Ixekizumab for treating moderate tosever plaque psoriasis
   
Cytotoxic Drug Methotrexate
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Formulary
Amber
 
   
Pimecrolimus (Elidel®)
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Formulary
Green +

1% cream

 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
RisankizumabBlack Triangle
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Formulary
Red

75mg prefilled pen

Risankizumab is recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, only if:

  • the disease is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or more and a Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) of more than 10 and

  • the disease has not responded to other systemic treatments, including ciclosporin, methotrexate and phototherapy, or these options are contraindicated or not tolerated and

  • the company provides the drug according to the commercial arrangement.

 
Link  NICE TA 596: Risankizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
SecukinumabBlack Triangle
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine

150 microgram prefilled pen and syringe.

 
Link  NICE TA350: Secukinumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Tacrolimus (Protopic®)
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Formulary
Green +

Ointment 0.03% & 0/1%

 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Tildrakizumab
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Formulary
Red

Indicated for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis as per NICE

 
Link  NICE TA 575: Tildrakizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Tildrakizumab
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Formulary
Red

100mg solution for injection in prefilled syringe

NICE TA575 Tildrakizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

 
   
Ustekinumab
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine

Pre-filled syringe: 45 mg/0.5 mL and 90 mg/1 mL

Vial: 45 mg/0.5 mL

 
Link  NICE TA180: Psoriasis - ustekinumab
Link  NICE TA340: Ustekinumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis
Link  NICE TA455: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
13.06  Acne and rosacea
Clindamycin
(Antibacterial agent not for continual use)
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First Choice
Green

1% Topical solution

1% lotion

 

 
Erythromycin 40mg with Zinc Acetate 12mg/mL (Zineryt®)
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Formulary
Green

30ml, 90ml

 
   
Erythromycin 2%topical solution
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Benzoyl Peroxide
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Formulary
Green

5% gel           

 
   
Azelaic Acid
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Formulary
Green

15% gel Finacea

20% cream Skinoren

 
   
Adapalene
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Formulary
Green

0.1%  gel and cream

 

1st line topical retinoids

 
   
Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo)
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Formulary
Green

Adapalene 0.1%

 
   
Ivermectin cream
(Approved for the topical treatment of inflammatory lesions of papulopustular rosacea in adults for use after more established therapies such metronidazole gel and azelaic acid have failed.)
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Formulary
Green

 

topical preperations for rosacea

 
   
13.06.01  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid to top
13.06.01  Topical antibacterials for acne
13.06.01  Other topical preparations for acne
13.06.02  Oral preparations for acne
Co-Cyprindiol 2000/35
(Cyproterone Acetate 2mg with Ethinylestradiol 35micrograms)
Black Triangle
(For use in women only)
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First Choice
Green

Tablet

Generic co-cyprindiol is much cheaper than Dianette

 
Co-Cyprindiol
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Formulary
Green

Generic co-cyprindiol is much cheaper than dianette

 
   
Isotretinoin
(Isotretinoin is a toxic drug that must only be prescribed by or under the supervision of a consultant dermatologist.)
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Formulary
Red

5mg and 20mg 

Supplied in accordance with companies pregnancy prevention programme.

women of child bearing age will only be supplied 1 month. See BNF for further details.

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (Dec 2014): Isotretinoin (Roaccutane): reminder of possible risk of psychiatric disorders
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (Oct 2017): Isotretinoin (Roaccutane): rare reports of erectile dysfunction and decreased libido
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (Jun 2019): Oral retinoid medicines¥: revised and simplified pregnancy prevention educational materials for healthcare professionals and women
   
13.06.02  Oral antibiotics for acne
Oxytetracycline
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Green

 

Last line oral preperations for acne

 
   
Lymecycline
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Formulary
Green

 

Last line oral preperation for acne

 
   
Doxycycline
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Formulary
Green

 

Last line oral preperations for acne

 
   
Erythromycin
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Formulary
Green

 

Last line preperations for acne

 
   
13.06.02  Hormone treatment for acne to top
13.06.02  Oral retinoid for acne
13.07  Preparations for warts and calluses
Paint Salicylic Acid 16.7% with Lactic Acid 16.7% (Salactol®)
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Green
 
Glutaraldehyde (Glutarol®)
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First Choice

10% solution

 
Silver Nitrate
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Green

75% & 95% applicators

 
Salicyclic acid 2% in aqueous cream 100g (Salicylic acid:)
(2%, 5%, 10% & 20% in emulsifying ointment)
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Green

Specials from secondary care. For more info, see

 
Podophyllotoxin (Warticon®)
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Green +

0.15% cream

 
Trichloroacetic Acid
(Used to destroy facial xanthelasmata; highly irritant)
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Green

10%, 75%, & 90% solutions

 
   
Imiquimod
(specialist use for treatment of ano-genital warts (mainly in genitourinary medicine [GUM] clinics))
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Red

5% cream 12 scahet pack

 
   
Formaldehyde
(Plantar warts as alternative to laser treatment)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green

10%, 75% & 90% solutions

 
   
13.07  Anogenital warts
13.08  Sunscreens and camouflagers
13.08.01  Sunscreen preparations to top
13.08.01  Photodamage
Cytotoxic Drug Fluorouracil (Efudix®)
(For the treatment of superficial malignant and premalignant skin lesions under advice of specialists)
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Green +

5% cream

 
Ingenol mebutate (Picato®)
(For the treatment non-hyperkeratotic, non- hypertrophic actinic keratosis in adults)
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150 microgram/g & 500 microgram/g gel

 

 
Link  Guidance for General Practitioners on the use of Ingenol Mebutate
   
Imiquimod cream 3.75% (Zyclara®)
(For the management of actinic keratosis.)
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250mg sachets

 
   
13.08.02  Camouflagers
13.09  Shampoos and other preparations for scalp and hair conditions
Ketoconazole 2% shampoo
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Green
 
Shampoo Benzalkonium chloride (Dermax®)
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Green
 
   
Shampoo Cetrimide with undecanoic acid (Ceanel Concentrate®)
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Green
 
   
13.09  Hirsutism
cyproterone acetate 2mg & ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms (Co-cyprindiol)
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Green

 

tablet

Generic co-cyprindiol is much cheaper than Dianette

 
Eflornithine
(for use as a second-line treatment of facial hirsutism in patients where co-cyprindiol (Dianette) is ineffective, contra-indicated or considered inappropriate. Treatment should be initiated by or on the specific advice of an appropriate specialist - endoc)
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11.5% cream

 
   
13.09  Androgenetic alopecia to top
13.10  Anti-infective skin preparations
Mupirocin 2% (Bactroban®)
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Green

15g

 
Polyfax Ointment Bacitracin with polymyxin B (Polyfax®)
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Green

4g, 20g

 
   
Silver Sulfadiazine (Flamazine®)
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Green

20g, 50g, 250g, 500g

 
   
Nitrofurazone Soluble 0.2% Ointment For limited use in burns/ plastic surgery patients only
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Red
 
   
Fusidic Acid 2%
(Hospital use limited to dermatology and urology outpatients.)
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Cream and ointment

 
   
Metronidazole 0.75% gel
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Gel, cream

 
   
13.10.01  Antibacterial preparations
13.10.01.01  Antibacterial preparations only used topically
13.10.01.02  Antibacterial preparations also used systemically
13.10.02  Antifungal preparations to top
Clotrimazole 1%
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Green

cream

 
Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
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cream

 
   
Terbinafine 1% cream
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
13.10.03  Antiviral preparations
Aciclovir 5%
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Formulary
Green

cream

 
   
13.10.04  Parasiticidal preparations
Malathion 0.5% (Derbac-M®)
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Green

Liquid (aqueous)

 
Dimeticone 4% (Hedrin®)
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Green

50ml lotion, 150ml lotion

 
   
Permethrin 1% (Lyclear® Creme Rinse)
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Green
 
   
Permethrin 5% (Lyclear® Dermal Cream)
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
13.10.04  Scabies
13.10.04  Head lice
13.10.04  Crab lice to top
13.10.04  Benzyl benzonate
13.10.04  Carbaryl
13.10.04  Dimeticone
13.10.04  Malathion
13.10.04  Permethrin to top
13.10.04  Phenothrin
13.10.05  Preparations for minor cuts and abrasions
 (Drapolene®)
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Green

Cream 100g, 200g, 350g

 

Antiseptics

 
Proflavine Cream, BPC
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Green

 

antiseptics

 
   
Magnesium Sulphate Paste BP
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Formulary
Green

 

 

Preperations for boils

 
   
13.10.05  Collodion
2.5% castor oil & colophony 2.5% in a collodion base (Collodion Flexible BP)
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100ml, 500ml

 
   
13.10.05  Skin tissue adhesive
LiquiBand tissue adhesive (LiquiBand®)
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Green
 
   
LiquiBand Optima (LiquiBand®)
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Green
 
   
Histoacryl skin adhesive (Histoacryl®)
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Green
 
   
Indermil X-Fine (Indermil®)
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Green
 
   
13.11  Skin cleansers, antiseptics, and desloughing agents to top
Alcohol hand rub gel
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Alcohol impregnated wipes
((Clini-wipes, Alcowipes))
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Formulary
Green

contains 70% isopropyl alcohol or methylated spirit

 
   
Industrial Methylated Spirit BP
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Formulary
Green

70% liquid

 
   
Skin preparation swabs Sterets
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Formulary
Green

containing 70% isopropyl alcohol

 
   
Sodium Chloride
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Formulary
Green

Sterile solution - bottles 25ml & 100ml sachets (Normosol) & 45ml plastic ampoules/pods (Miniversol)

 
   
Water for irrigation
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Green
 
   
13.11.01  Alcohols and saline
13.11.02  Chlorhexidine salts
Chlorhexidine Acetate 1% Dusting Powder
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Chlorhexidine Gluconate
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Formulary
Green

0.02% & 0.05% solutions, 25ml & 100ml sachets

0.5% solution in 70% methylated spirit (pink, colourless & red staining)

2.5% in 70% methylated spirit wipes

0.5% hand rub (contains 70% isopropyl alcohol + emollients)

4% surgical scrub

2% in 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes (Sanicloth & Clinell)

skin swabs & skin cleanser 

3ml & 10.5ml applicators (Chloraprep)

1% Obstetric cream

4% scrub 100ml and 500ml (used as a soap substitute in patients with hidradenitis under special advice)

 
   
Prontosan
(To be prescribed/ used only on the advice of tissue viability specialists)
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solution containing Betadine 0.1% (surfactant) and Polyhexadine 0.1% (a chlorhexadine polymer). Mainly for use from 40ml plastic ampoules. Also available as gel.

 
   
13.11.03  Cationic surfactants and soaps
13.11.04  Iodine and Chlorine
Povidone-Iodine
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2.5% dry powder spray

10% alcoholic solution

7.5% surgical scrub

10% antiseptic solution (aqueous)

 
   
Sodium dichloroisocyanurate
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Green

500mg & 5g solution tablets: Granules.

 
   
Sodium Hypochorite 1% sterilising Solution 1%
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
 
   
13.11.05  Phenolics to top
Triclosan (Manusept®)
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Green
 
   
Triclosan 1% (Skinsan®)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Triclosan 2% (Aquasept®)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
13.11.06  Oxidisers, and dyes
Potassium Permanganate Solution
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First Choice
Green

Solution Tablets - 400mg

 
Hydrogen Peroxide 1% cream (Crystacide®)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Silver Nitrate Pencil
(used on advice from dermatologists)
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Formulary
Green

40%, 75% and 95%

 
   
Bonney’s Blue
(for limited use in some operating theatres only)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Paint containing brilliant green and crystal violet

 
   
Crystal Violet
(for limited use in some operating theatres / critical care areas only)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

0.5% paint

 
   
Magenta paint BPC (Castellani’s paint)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Paint containg magenta 0.4% boric acid 0.8% phenol 0.0004%, resorcinol 8%, acetone and alcohol (or industrial methylated spirit)

 
   
13.11.07  Desloughing agents
‘Free Range’ Larvae
(Sterile larvae (maggots) used for the management of sloughy wounds.)
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Formulary
Green +
 
   
BioFOAM dressing
(maggots that are enclosed in net pouches)
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Formulary
Green +
 
   
13.11.07  Desloughing agents
13.11.07  Growth factor
13.12  Antiperspirants to top
Aluminimum Chloride Hexahydrate 20% in Alcoholic Base (Driclor®Anhydrol forte®)
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Green

Aluminium chloride hexahydrate 20% solution in an alcoholic basis

 
Botulinum toxin
(For limited use as an alternative to surgery in some patients.)
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Formulary
Red
 
   
Glycopyrrolate 1% cream
(To be initiated by specialist)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green +
 
   
13.13  Topical circulatory preparations
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Abrasive Agents  (Brasivol®)

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Cytotoxic Drug  Actikerall®

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Non Formulary
 
Alclometasone Dipopionate  (Modrasone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Alphosyl HC® cream

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Non Formulary
 
Aluminimum Salts

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Non Formulary
 
Aluminimum Salts  (Anhydrol Forte®)

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Non Formulary
 
Aluminimum Salts  (ZeaSORB®)

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Non Formulary
 
Aminolevulinic acid

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Non Formulary
 
Amorolfine  (Loceryl®)

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Non Formulary
 
Amorolfine  (Loceryl®)

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Non Formulary
 
Antibacterials  (Stiemycin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Antibacterials  (Zindaclin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Aqueous Cream BP

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Non Formulary
 
Cytotoxic Drug  Azathioprine

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Non Formulary
 
Azelaic Acid  (Finacae®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bacaplermin  (Regranex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Barrier preparation  (Conotrane®)

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Non Formulary
 
Barrier preparation  (Medicaid®)

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Non Formulary
 
Barrier preparation  (Morhulin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Barrier preparation  (Silicone barrier cream)

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Non Formulary
 
Barrier preparation  (Sprilon®)

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Non Formulary
 
Barrier preparation  (Vasogen®)

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Non Formulary
 
Becaplermin

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Non Formulary
 
Benzoic Acid

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Non Formulary
 
Benzoyl Peroxide  (Brevoxyl®)

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Non Formulary
 
Benzoyl Peroxide  (PanOxyl®)

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Non Formulary
 
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1%  (Duac® Once Daily)

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Non Formulary
 
Benzoyl Peroxide with antimcrobials  (Quinoderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Benzyl Benzoate Application BP 25%

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05%  (Diprosone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Betacap®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Betesil®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Bettamousse®)

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Non Formulary
 
Borderline Substances  (Anthelios®)

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Non Formulary
 
Borderline Substances  (Delph®)

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Non Formulary
 
Borderline Substances  (SpectraBan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Brimonidine gel  (Mirvaso®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bromelain  (NexoBrid®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calamine

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Non Formulary
 
Calcipotriol

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Non Formulary
 
Calcitriol 3micrograms/g  (Silkis®)

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Non Formulary
 
Camouflagers  (Dermablend®)

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Non Formulary
 
Capasal®

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Non Formulary
 
Carbaryl  (Carylderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Cetraben®Bath additive

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Non Formulary
 
Cetrimide

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine  (Cepton®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine  (Hibi®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine 0.015% with Cetrimide 0.15%  (Tisept®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine 0.05%  (Unisept®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine 0.5% (Aqueous)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine 2% in Isopropyl Alcohol 70%  (ChloraPrep®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine 4%

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine Concentrates  (Hibitane 5% Concentrate®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine Concentrates with cetrimide  (Hibicet Hospital Concentrate®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine Solution 2.5% (≡ Chlorhexidine 0.5%) (Alcoholic)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine with cetrimide  (Travasept®)

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Non Formulary
 
Cidofovir in Unguentum M

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Non Formulary
 
Clindamycin/ tretinoin gel  (Treclin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Clobetasol propionate  (Clarelux®)

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Non Formulary
 
Coal Tar 10%  (Carbo-Dome®)

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Non Formulary
 
Coal Tar Extract 5% (Alcoholic)  (Alphosyl 2 in 1®)

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Non Formulary
 
Coal Tar in Lassars Paste

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Non Formulary
 
Coal Tar in Unguentum M

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Non Formulary
 
Coal Tar Solution 2.5%, Arachis (peanut) Oil extract of Coal Tar 7.5%, Tar 7.5%, Cade Oil 7.5%, Liqiud Paraffin 35%  (Polytar Emollient®)

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Non Formulary
 
Coconut, anise, and ylang ylang spray  (Lyclear SprayAway)

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Non Formulary
 
Corticosteroids  (Actinac®)

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Non Formulary
 
Covermark®

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Non Formulary
 
Crotamiton  (Eurax®)

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Non Formulary
 
Cyclomethicone 50% / Isopropyl myristate 50% solution  (Full Marks solution)

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Non Formulary
 
Dermacolor®

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Non Formulary
 
Dermatonics Heel Balm®

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Non Formulary
 
Diclofenac  (Solaraze®)

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Non Formulary
 
Diflucortolone Valerate  (Nerisone Forte®)

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Non Formulary
 
Diflucortolone Valerate 0.1%  (Nerisone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dimeticone 92% spray  (NYDA®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dithranol  (Micanol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dithranol  (Psorin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dithranol Ointment BP

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Non Formulary
 
Dithranol Paste BP

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Non Formulary
 
DoubleBase Dayleve®

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Non Formulary
 
DoubleBase®

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Non Formulary
 
Doxepin Hydrochloride  (Xepin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dundee reflective sun creams  (Dundee Block®)

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Non Formulary
 
E45®

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Non Formulary
 
Econazole  (Pevaryl®)

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Non Formulary
 
Econazole Nitrate  (Ecostatin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Econazole Nitrate  (Pevaryl®)

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Non Formulary
 
Efalizumab  (Raptiva®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Alpha Keri Bath®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Aveeno®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Balneum®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Dermalo®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Diprobath®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (E45®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Imuderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Oilatum®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (QV®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Zerolatum®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive with Anitmicrobials  (Dermol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive with Anitmicrobials  (Dermol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additive with Anitmicrobials  (Emulsiderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additives  (Zeroneum®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient Bath Additives  (Zerozole®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Decubal® Clinic)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Dermamist®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Drapolene®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Hewletts®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Kamillosan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Keri®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Linola® Gamma)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Lipobase®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Neutogena® Dermatological Cream)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Ultrabase®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Vaseline Dermacare®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Zeroguent®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Calmurid®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation containing Urea  (E45® Itch Releif Cream)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Nutraplus®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation with antimicrobials  (Eczmol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation with antimicrobials  (Zerolatum® Plus)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollin®

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Non Formulary
 
Eucerin® Intensive

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Non Formulary
 
Finasteride  (Propecia®)

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Non Formulary
 
Flexitol®

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Non Formulary
 
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.0025%  (Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution®)

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Flucinolone Acetonide 0.00625%  (Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution®)

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Flucinonide 0.05%  (Metosyn®)

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Flucortolone  (Ultralanum Plain®)

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Fluorouracil  (Actikerall®)

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Fluticasone Propionate  (Cutivate®)

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Fumaderm®

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Green tea leaves extract 10% ointment  (Catephen®)

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Griseofulvin  (Grisol AF®)

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Heparinoid 0.3%  (Hirudoid®)

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Hibitane Obstetric®

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Hydrocortisone

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Hydrocortisone  (Dioderm®)

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Hydrocortisone  (Efcortelan®)

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Hydrocortisone  (Hydromol® HC Intensive)

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Hydrocortisone  (Mildison®)

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Hydrocortisone 1% with Urea 10%  (Alphderm®)

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Hydrocortisone 1%, Clioquinol 3%  (Vioform-Hydrocortisone®)

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Hydrocortisone 1%, Urea 10% and Lactic Acid 5%  (Calmurid HC®)

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Hydrocortisone Butyrate  (Locoid Crelo®)

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Hydrocortisone Butyrate 0.1% with Chlorquinaldol 3%  (Locoid C®)

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Hydrocortisone with antimicrobials  (Econacort®)

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Hydrogen Peroxide Solution BP

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Hydromol® bath and shower

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Ichthammol

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Ichthammol

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Ichthammol

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Idoxuridine in Dimethyl Sulfoxide  (Herpid®)

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Imiquimod  (Aldara®)

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Imuderm® emollient

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Isotretinoin  (Roaccutane®)

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Ivermectin

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Keromask®

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Ketoconazole

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Lanolin emollient spray

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Levomenthol

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Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)

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Malathion  (Prioderm®)

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Malathion  (Quellada M®)

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Malathion 0.5% alcoholic solution

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Cytotoxic Drug  Methotrexate

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Methoxypsoralen

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Methyl-5-Aminolevulinate  (Metvix®)

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Metronidazole  (Metrosa®)

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Metronidazole  (Metrotop®)

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Metronidazole  (Noritate®)

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Metronidazole  (Zyomet®)

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Metronidazole gel  (Metrogel®)

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Miconazole

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Miconazole  (Daktarin®)

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Minoxidil  (Regaine®)

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Neomycin Sulphate  (Cicatrin®)

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Neomycin Sulphate  (Graneodin®)

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Neomycin Sulphate 0.5%

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Nicotinamide  (Nicam®)

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Nystatin

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Nystatin  (Tinaderm-M®)

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Nystatin  (Tinaderm-M®)

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Nystatin 100,000 uints/g  (Nystan®)

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Nystatin with Chlorhexidine cream  (Nystaform®)

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Oilatum®

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Oilatum® Plus  (emollient bath additive)

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Oilatum® shower emollient gel

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Other scalp preparations  (Cocois®)

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Other scalp preparations  (Polytar Plus®)

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Penciclovir  (Vectavir®)

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Phenothrin

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Podophyllotoxin  (Condyline®)

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Podophyllum

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Podophyllum

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Polytar®

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Potassium hydroxide 5% solution  (Molludab®)

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Potassium Permanganate  (Permitabs®)

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Povidone-Iodine  (Savlon® Dry Antiseptic)

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Proprietary Emollient Preparations  (Doublebase®)

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Salicyic Acid in White Soft Paraffin

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Salicylic Acid  (Acnisal®)

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Salicylic Acid  (Cuplex®)

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Salicylic Acid  (Duofilm®)

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Salicylic Acid  (Occlusal®)

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Salicylic Acid  (Phytex®)

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Salicylic Acid  (Salatac®)

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Salicylic Acid  (Verrugon®)

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Salicylic Acid 3% w/w, Sulphur 3% w/w in Aqueous Cream

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Salicylic Acid 3% w/w, Sulphur 3% w/w in Aqueous Cream

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Salicylic Acid in White Soft Paraffin

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Salicylic Acid in White Soft Paraffin

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Salicylic Acid with podophyllum  (Posalfflin®)

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Selenium Sulphide  (Selsun®)

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Shampoos  (Betadine®)

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Shampoos  (Clinitar®)

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Shampoos  (Meted®)

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Shampoos  (Pentrax®)

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Shampoos  (Polytar AF®)

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Shampoos  (Psoriderm®)

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Silver Nitrate 40% pencil with potassium nitrate 60%  (AVOCA®)

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Silver Nitrate 95% with Potassium Nitrate 5%  (AVOCA®)

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Skin Salvation Cream®

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Skin tissue adhesive  (Dermabond ProPen®)

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Skin tissue adhesive  (Epiglu®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Flowfuser®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Irriclens®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Miniversol®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Stericlens®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Steripod®)

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Sodium Chloride 0.9%

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Sorbaderm®

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Sterile Larvae (Maggots)  (LarvE®)

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Sulconazole Nitrate  (Exelderm®)

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Sunscreen  (Anthelios XL)

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Sunscreen  (E45 Sun®)

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Sunscreen  (Roc®)

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Sunsense® Ultra

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Tacalcitol  (Curatoderm®)

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Tars

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Tars

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Tars

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Tars  (Clinitar®)

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Tars  (Cocois®)

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Tars  (Psoriderm®)

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Tars  (Zinc and Coal Tar Paste®)

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Tars - bath preparations

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Tars - bath preparations  (Pinetarsol®)

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Tars - bath preparations  (Psoriderm®)

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Tazarotene 0.05%  (Zorac®)

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Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1%  (Lamisil®)

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Tioconazole  (Trosyl®)

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Topical local anaesthetics

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Tri-Adcortyl®

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Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1% with Chlortetracycline Hydrochloride 3%  (Aureocort®)

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Triamcinolone with antibacterial  (Otocomb Otic®)

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Triclosan 2%  (Ster-Zac Bath Concentrate®)

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Undecenoates  (Monphytol®)

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Undecenoates  (Mycota®)

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Unguentum M®

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Urea 5% Special Preparation

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Uvistat®

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Veil®

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White Soft Paraffin BP

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Yellow Soft Parrafin BP

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Zinc and Caster Oil Ointment BP

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Zinc Cream BP

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Zinc Ointment BP

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Red

Drugs for hospital use or use by a specialist within specialist centre only. Initiation and monitoring of treatment should remain under the total responsibility of the appropriate hospital clinician or specialist. These drugs should only be prescribed under the direct supervision of that clinician or specialist and are not suitable for shared care arrangements. The drug should be supplied via the hospital or specialist centre for the duration of treatment.   

Amber

These are specialist drugs which must be initiated by secondary care specialist prescribers, but with the potential to transfer prescribing to primary care within written and agreed shared care protocols and according to the agreed process for transfer of care. For these drugs, in order to ensure patient safety, some aspects of care must remain with the specialist due to their complexity e.g. monitoring of disease or drug response. Other more routine aspects can be transferred to the GP e.g. monitoring of adverse effects and supply of the medicine. The specific responsibilities of the specialist and GP are defined in the shared care agreement for each drug. Shared care agreements are still under development for some amber drugs. Until these are available, it would be expected that any shared care request from secondary care to a GP would be accompanied by written information which defines prescribing and monitoring responsibilities. The hospital specialist should also provide the GP with enough information and support to allow the safe transfer and ongoing management of prescribing into primary care.   

Green +

Drugs which should usually be initiated in secondary care, or by a specialist clinician, but can be safely maintained in primary care with very little or no monitoring required. In some cases there may be a further restriction for use outlined - these will be defined in each case.  

Green

These are defined as new and established drugs, which may be prescribed, initiated, changed or maintained on FP10 by the GP and, if appropriate, discontinued without recourse to secondary care. N.B. DRUGS NOT IDENTIFIED IN THE FORMULARY BY A RED, AMBER OR GREEN+ SYMBOL ARE CLASSIFIED AS GREEN.   

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