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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
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Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

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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
Dermol 500®
(Lotion)
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First Choice
Green

Emollient with antimicrobial. 

Not for long term use.

 
Dermol®
(Cream)
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First Choice
Green

Emollient with antimicrobial. 

Not for long term use.

 
ZeroAQS®
(Cream)
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First Choice
Green

Emollient cream. Substitute for aqueous cream.

N.B. does not contain SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate, a known skin irritant) unlike aqueous cream.

 
Zerobase®
(Cream)
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First Choice
Green

Emollient cream. Substitute for Diprobase

 
Zerocream®
(Cream)
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First Choice
Green

Emollient cream. Substitute for E45.

 
Zeroderm®
(Ointment)
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First Choice
Green

Similar to Epaderm & Hydromol

 
Zerodouble® Gel
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First Choice
Green

Substitute for Doublebase.

 
Zeroguent®
(Cream)
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First Choice
Green

Emollient cream. Substitute for Unguentum M.

 
Cetraben®
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Second Choice
Green

Cream, ointment or lotion 

 
   
Epaderm®
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Second Choice
Amber

Cream & Ointment. 

 
   
Emulsifying Ointment BP
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Green
 
   
Liquid and White Soft Paraffin (50:50)
(Ointment)
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Green
 
   
Urea 10% (Eucerin® Intensive)
(Lotion)
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Red

Self-care in Primary care (purchase OTC).

 
   
Urea 25%  (Flexitol®)
(Heel Balm)
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Red

Self-care in Primary Care (purchase OTC).

 
   
White Soft Paraffin BP
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Green
 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2016) - Paraffin-based skin emollients on dressings or clothing: fire risk
   
Zeroveen
(Cream)
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Green

Colloidal oatmeal containing emollient .

Substitute for Aveeno (which should not be prescribed). Can be purchased OTC.

 
   
13.02.01  Greasy emollients
13.02.01.01  Emollient bath and shower preparations
13.02.02  Barrier preparations
Medihoney®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Primary Care: see Bedfordshire and Luton Community Wound Care Formulary http://cms.horizonsp.co.uk/viewer/sept/woundformulary

L&D hospital: for inpatient use only as barrier, not to be prescribed on TTA. Note this product is not stocked in Pharmacy - order from main stores.

 
   
Metanium®
(Ointment)
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Red

Barrier preparation.


Self-care in Primary Care (purchase OTC).

 
   
Sudocrem®
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Formulary
Red

Barrier preparation.

Self-care in Primary Care (purchase OTC).

 
   
Zinc and Castor Oil Ointment BP
(Ointment )
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Red

Contains peanut oil.

Self-care in Primary Care (purchase OTC).

 
   
13.03  Topical local anaesthetics and antipruritics to top
Crotamiton 10% (Eurax®)
(Cream)
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Red

Self-care in Primary Care (purchase OTC).

 
   
Lidocaine 5%
(Ointment)
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Green
 
   
Menthol in aqueous cream
(0.5%,1%,2%,5%)
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Red

Brands include Dermacool® and Menthoderm®

 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriods.
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.025% (Betnovate-RD®)
(Cream & ointment)
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First Choice
Green

Moderately Potent

 
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% (Betnovate®)
(Cream, ointment & lotion)
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First Choice
Green

Potent

 
Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05% (Eumovate®®)
(Cream & ointment)
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First Choice
Green

Moderately Potent

 

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

Ointment only 

Very Potent

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Clioquinol (Generic)
(Cream & ointment)
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Green

Potent

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Fucidic Acid 2% (Fucibet®)
(Cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

Potent

 
   
Clobetasol propionate (Etrivex®)
(Shampoo)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

Very potent

 
   
Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Dermovate®)
(Cream & ointment)
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Green

Very Potent

 
   
Clobetasol Propionate with neomycin and nystatin (Dermovate-NN®)
(Cream & ointment)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Very potent

 
   
Clobetasone butyrate with nystatin & oxytetracycline (Trimovate®)
(Cream)
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Green

Moderately Potent

Now available again

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.0025% (Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution®)
(Cream & ointment)
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Formulary
Green

Mild

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.00625% (Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution®)
(Cream & ointment)
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Green

Moderately Potent

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.025% (Synalar®)
(Cream & ointment)
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Green

Very Potent

 
   
Hydrocortisone 0.5% / chlorhexidine 1%/ Nystatin (Generic)
(Cream)
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Green

Mild

Formerly Nystaform-HC®. Must prescribe generically.

 
   
Hydrocortisone 0.5%, 1% & 2.5%
(Cream & ointment)
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Green

Mild

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

Mild

 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Daktacort®)
(Cream & Ointment )
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Green

Mild

 
   
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin H®)
(Cream)
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Amber

Mild

 
   
Mometasone Furoate 0.1% (generic)
(Cream & ointment)
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Green

Formerly Elocon® brand. Must prescribe generically.

Potent

 
   
Timodine®
(Cream)
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Amber

Mild

Hydrocortisone with benzalkonium chloride, dimeticone and nystatin.

Continence team initiation.

 

 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriod preparation potencies
13.05  Preparations for eczema and psoriasis
13.05.01  Preparations for eczema
Alitretinoin (Toctino®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

10mg & 30mg Capsules

Approved in accordance with NICE TA177 for the treatment of severe chronic hand eczema. For more information click the link below.

Restricted - must be initiated by a consultant Dermatologist.

Must not be prescribed on FP10 prescriptions

 
Link  NICE TA177: Eczema (chronic) - alitretinoin
   
Dupilumab (Dupixent®)
(Injection)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Approved in accordance with NICE TA534 for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic eczema.

 
Link  NICE TA534: Dupilumab for treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
   
13.05.02  Preparations for psoriasis to top
DITHRANOL 0.1% /0.25%,0.5%,1%,2%,4% in Lassar’s paste
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

unlicensed unlicensed

 
   
Guselkumab (Tremfya®)
(Injection)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.
Prescribing by Dermatologist in accordance with NICE TA521.

 
Link  NICE TA521: Guselkumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Methoxypsoralen
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

5-methoxypsoralens available as:

  • 20mg tablets

8-methoxypsoralens available as:

  • 10mg tablets
  • gel
  • 1.2% bath lotion


    For dermatology use with PUVA


 
   
13.05.02  Topical preparations for psoriasis
Calcipotriol 50 micrograms/ml
(Scalp Solution)
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First Choice
Green
 
Calcipotriol 50microgram/g
(Ointment)
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First Choice
Green
 
Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Enstilar®)
(Cutaneous Foam)
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Green
 
   
Calcitriol 3micrograms/g (Silkis®)
(Ointment)
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Green
 
   
Coal tar 5% (Exorex®)
(Lotion)
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Formulary
Green

 Self-care in Primary care (purchase OTC).

 
   
Coal tar with salicyclic acid & prescipitated sulfur
(Ointment)
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Green

Cocois or Sebco brands.

Self-care in Primary care (purchase OTC).

 
   
Dithranol 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1% & 2% (Dithrocream®)
(Cream)
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Amber
 
   
Dithranol 3% (Micanol®)
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Amber
 
   
13.05.02  Oral retinoids for psoriasis
Acitretin (Neotigason®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

10mg & 25mg Capsules

Restricted - Must be prescribed by a Dermatology specialist

 
   
13.05.03  Drugs affecting the immune response
Adalimumab 40mg (Humira®)
(Dermatology)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Approved in accordance with NICE TA146 & TA455.

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2014) - Tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors
Link  NICE TA146: Adalimumab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis
Link  NICE TA455:Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
Adalimumab 40mg (Imraldi®)
(Dermatology)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Approved in accordance with NICE TA146 & TA455.

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2014) - Tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors
Link  NICE TA146: Adalimumab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis
Link  NICE TA455:Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
Apremilast (Otezla®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Specialist consultant prescribing according to NICE TA419.

10mg, 20mg, 30mg tablets. 
Link  NICE TA419: Apremilast for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Cytotoxic Drug Azathioprine
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Formulary
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See section 8.2.1 
   
Brodalumab 210mg (Kyntheum®)
(Injection)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Restricted - for consultant dermatologist prescribing in line with NICE TA511.

 
Link  NICE TA511: Brodalumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Certolizumab pegol 200 mg Injection (Cimzia® Pre-filled Pen or Pre-filled Syringe)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
CCG
BlueTeq

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING - Blueteq or High Cost Drug Form required - see link from Formulary Homepage

RESTRICTED for Consultant Dermatologist prescribing in line with the following NICE TA(s):

 
Link  NICE TA574 Certolizumab pegol for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Ciclosporin
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Formulary
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See section 8.2.1 
   
Etanercept (Enbrel®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

50mg/1mL Pre-filled Pen (Benepali)
50mg/1mL Pre-filled Syringe (Benepali)

10mg/1mL, 25mg/1mL & 50mg/1mL Injection (Enbrel)
25mg/1mL & 50mg/1mL Pre-filled Syringe (Enbrel)

Approved in accordance with NICE TA103 & TA455 for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis.

Restricted - must be initiated by a Dermatology consultant only and must be prescribed by generic and brand name  
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2014) - Tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors
Link  NICE TA103: Psoriasis - efalizumab and etanercept
Link  NICE TA455:Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
Infliximab (Remicade®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Approved in accordance with NICE TA134 for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (April 2014) - Tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors
Link  NICE TA134: Infliximab for psoriasis
   
Ixekizumab 80mg (Taltz® )
(Pre-filled pen or syringe)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.
To be prescribed by specialists in accordance with NICE TA442 and TA537.

 
Link  NICE TA442: Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
Link  NICE TA537: Ixekizumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs
   
Cytotoxic Drug Methotrexate
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Formulary
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See section 10.1.3 
   
Pimecrolimus 1% (Elidel®)
(Cream)
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Approved in accordance with NICE TA82 for the treatment of mild atopic eczema. For more information click the link below.
 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Risankizumab  (Skyrizi®)
(75 mg solution for injection in pre-filled syringe)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
BlueTeq

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING - Blueteq or High Cost Drug Form required - see link from Formulary Homepage.

Restricted to Specialist Prescribing in accordance with the following NICE TA(s):-

 

 
Link  NICE TA 596 Risankizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Secukinumab 150mg (Cosentyx®)
(Pre-filled pen or syringe)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Approved for prescribing by Dermatology consultants in accordance with NICE TA350 for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. 
Link  NICE TA350: Secukinumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Tacrolimus (Protopic®)
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0.03% & 0.1% Ointment

Approved in accordance with NICE TA82 for the treatment of mild atopic eczema.  
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Tildrakizumab (Ilumetri 100mg®)
(Injection)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
BlueTeq

FOR ALL PRESCRIBING - Blueteq or High Cost Drug Form Required - see link from Formulary Home Page. 

Approved in accordance NICE TA (s) below:-

 
Link  NICE TA 575 Tildrakizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Ustekinumab 45mg, 90mg (Stelara®)
(Pre-filled syringe or injection)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
FOR ALL PRESCRIBING – Blueteq or High cost drug form required – see link from Formulary homepage.

Approved in accordance with NICE TA180, TA455 and TA456.

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (January 2015) - Ustekinumab (Stelara): risk of exfoliative dermatitis
Link  NICE TA180: Psoriasis - ustekinumab
Link  NICE TA455:Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
13.06  Acne and rosacea
13.06.01  Topical preparations for acne to top
Adapalene 0.1%
(Cream or Gel)
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First Choice
Green
 
13.06.01  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
Azelaic Acid 20% (Skinoren®)
(Cream)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Benzoyl Peroxide 5%
(Gel)
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Red

Self-care in Primary Care.

More cost-effective to purchase than prescription charge.

 
   
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1% (Duac® Once Daily)
(Gel)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
13.06.01  Topical antibacterials for acne
Clindamycin 1% (Dalacin T®)
(Lotion)
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First Choice
Green
 
Erythromycin 40mg with Zinc Acetate 12mg/mL (Zineryt®)
(Lotion)
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First Choice
Green
 
Clindamycin/ tretinoin  (Treclin®)
(Gel)
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Green
 
   
13.06.01  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
Isotretinoin with erythromycin (Isotrexin®)
(Gel)
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Green
 
   
13.06.01  Other topical preparations for acne
13.06.02  Oral preparations for acne to top
13.06.02  Oral antibiotics for acne
Lymecycline 408mg
(Capsules)
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Formulary
Green

For dermatolgy prescribing for acne.

 
   
13.06.02  Hormone treatment for acne
Co-Cyprindiol 2000/35
(Cyproterone Acetate 2mg with Ethinylestradiol 35micrograms)

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Formulary
Green

Generic prescribing (original brand - Dianette<sup>®</sup>).

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (June 2013) - Cyproterone acetate with ethinylestradiol (co-cyprindiol): balance of benefits and risks remains positive
   
13.06.02  Oral retinoid for acne
Isotretinoin
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Red
5mg, 10mg & 20mg Capsules

For use by the Dermatology specialists only  
Link  DSU Oct 2017: Isotretinoin (Roaccutane): rare reports of erectile dysfunction and decreased libido
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (December 2014) - Isotretinoin (Roaccutane): reminder of possible risk of psychiatric disorders
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (September 2010) - Isotretinoin: risk of serious skin reactions
   
13.07  Preparations for warts and calluses
Salicylic Acid  (Verrugon®)
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Red

50% Ointment

Primary care & out-patients - self-care (purchase OTC)

 
   
13.07  Anogenital warts to top
Imiquimod 5% (Aldara®)
(Cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

Restricted - Only to be prescribed by a clinician who is experienced in its use.

 
   
Podophyllotoxin 0.15% (Condyline®or Warticon®)
(Cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Restricted - only to be prescribed by a clinician who is experienced in its use.

 
   
13.08  Sunscreens and camouflagers
13.08.01  Sunscreen preparations
Uvistat®SPF30
(Cream)
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First Choice
Amber

N.B. Must write 'ACBS' on FP10 borderline substance.

May be prescribed for skin protection against ultraviolet radiation and/or visible light in abnormal cutaneous photosensitivity causing severe cutaneous reactions in genetic disorders (including xeroderma pigmentosum and porphyrias), severe photodermatoses (both idiopathic and acquired) and in those with increased risk of ultraviolet radiation causing severe adverse effects due to chronic disease (such as haematological malignancies), medical therapies and/or procedures

 
Anthelios XL®
(Melt in cream)
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Second Choice
Amber

N.B. Must write 'ACBS' on FP10 borderline substance.

May be prescribed for skin protection against ultraviolet radiation and/or visible light in abnormal cutaneous photosensitivity causing severe cutaneous reactions in genetic disorders (including xeroderma pigmentosum and porphyrias), severe photodermatoses (both idiopathic and acquired) and in those with increased risk of ultraviolet radiation causing severe adverse effects due to chronic disease (such as haematological malignancies), medical therapies and/or procedures

 
   
Sunsense® Ultra
(Lotion)
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Second Choice
Amber

SPF 50+ roll-on or bottle pump.

N.B. Must write 'ACBS' on FP10 borderline substance.

May be prescribed for skin protection against ultraviolet radiation and/or visible light in abnormal cutaneous photosensitivity causing severe cutaneous reactions in genetic disorders (including xeroderma pigmentosum and porphyrias), severe photodermatoses (both idiopathic and acquired) and in those with increased risk of ultraviolet radiation causing severe adverse effects due to chronic disease (such as haematological malignancies), medical therapies and/or procedures

 
   
5-aminolaevulinic acid (Ameluz®)
(Gel)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

For use with photodynamic therapy (PDT) in Dermatology

 
   
13.08.01  Photodamage
Cytotoxic Drug Fluorouracil 5% (Efudix®)
(Cream)
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Ingenol mebutate (Picato®)
(Gel)
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Red
 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update: Ingenol mebutate gel (Picato¥): increased incidence of skin tumours seen in some clinical studies (October 2019)
   
13.08.02  Camouflagers
Covermark®
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Formulary
Amber

Classic Foundation

Prior to prescribing, self-care options should be considered.
If NHS Prescribing is required, the following recommendations apply:-
 The prescribing of camouflage creams by clinicians is only supported if the patient has a disfiguring facial condition that is causing distress, impacting in a restrictive way on the patient’s life.
Prior to prescribing:-
 The patient should be referred to a Secondary Care Specialist for advice on optimal management and investigation of any underlying cause.
 The patient should be referred to a trained skin camouflage practitioner for colour matching.

 
Link  JPC Guidance for the Prescribing of Camouflage Creams in Primary Care. Bulletin 273
   
Dermacolor®
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Amber

Camouflage cream

Prior to prescribing, self-care options should be considered.
If NHS Prescribing is required, the following recommendations apply:-
 The prescribing of camouflage creams by clinicians is only supported if the patient has a disfiguring facial condition that is causing distress, impacting in a restrictive way on the patient’s life.
Prior to prescribing:-
 The patient should be referred to a Secondary Care Specialist for advice on optimal management and investigation of any underlying cause.
 The patient should be referred to a trained skin camouflage practitioner for colour matching.

 
Link  JPC Guidance for the Prescribing of Camouflage Creams in Primary Care. Bulletin 273
   
Keromask®
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Amber

Masking Cream

Prior to prescribing, self-care options should be considered.
If NHS Prescribing is required, the following recommendations apply:-
 The prescribing of camouflage creams by clinicians is only supported if the patient has a disfiguring facial condition that is causing distress, impacting in a restrictive way on the patient’s life.
Prior to prescribing:-
 The patient should be referred to a Secondary Care Specialist for advice on optimal management and investigation of any underlying cause.
 The patient should be referred to a trained skin camouflage practitioner for colour matching.

 
Link  JPC Guidance for the Prescribing of Camouflage Creams in Primary Care. Bulletin 273
   
13.09  Shampoos and other preparations for scalp and hair conditions to top
Benzalkonium Chloride  (Dermax®)
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Coal tar, coconut oil & salicylic acid (Capasal®)
(Shampoo)
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Red

Can be purchased OTC - self-care in Primary care.

 
   
Ketoconazole
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Green

2% Shampoo

Can be purchased OTC - self-care in primary care

 
   
13.09  Hirsutism
Eflornithine 11.5%
(Cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Low-priority funding, prescribing should only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Please refer to JPC guidance on place in therapy and prescribe accordingly.

  • Self-funded cosmetic treatments for reduction in hair growth or hair removal (e.g. shaving, plucking, laser treatment, electrolysis) should be the primary options for the majority of women with hirsutism.
  • It is important that the patient is properly assessed and underlying causes addressed (such as weight reduction if obese) before pharmacological therapy is considered as hirsutism can result from serious medical conditions or from medication (e.g. ciclosporin, glucocorticoids, minoxidil, phenobarbitone, phenytoin, combined oestrogen-androgen hormone replacement therapy).

 

 
Link  JPC: Bulletin 271: Position Statement: Eflornithine 11.5% cream (Vaniqa®) for the Treatment of Hirsutism
   
13.09  Androgenetic alopecia
13.10  Anti-infective skin preparations
13.10.01  Antibacterial preparations
13.10.01.01  Antibacterial preparations only used topically to top
Mupirocin 2%  (Bactroban®)
(Ointment)
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Green
 
   
Silver Sulfadiazine 1% (Flamazine®)
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
13.10.01.02  Antibacterial preparations also used systemically
Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin®)
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
Metronidazole 0.75%
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
Metronidazole 0.75% gel
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Green
 
Link  UKMI Q&A - Metronidazole – is it safe to use with breastfeeding
   
13.10.02  Antifungal preparations
Clotrimazole 1%
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
Ketoconazole 2%
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
Miconazole 2%
(Cream)
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Green
 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (June 2016) - Topical miconazole, including oral gel: reminder of potential for serious interactions with warfarin
   
Terbinafine 1%
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
13.10.03  Antiviral preparations
Aciclovir 5% (Zovirax®)
(Cream)
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Green
 
   
13.10.04  Parasiticidal preparations
Dimeticone 4% (Hedrin®)
(Lotion)
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Red

For inpatient use only, not to be prescribed on TTA.

Self-care in primary care

 
Link  MHRA DSU March 18: Head lice eradication products: risk of serious burns if treated hair is exposed to open flames or other sources of ignition, eg, cigarettes
   
Permethrin 1% (Lyclear® Creme Rinse)
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Green
Cream Rinse
1% Lotion  
   
Permethrin 5% (Lyclear® Dermal Cream)
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Red

For inpatient use only, not to be prescribed on TTO.

Self-care in primary care

 
   
13.10.04  Scabies to top
Ivermectin 3mg
(Tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

unlicensed unlicensed

Restricted - to be prescribed by specialists for crusted or Norwegian scabies only.

 
   
13.10.04  Head lice
13.10.04  Crab lice
13.10.04  Benzyl benzonate
13.10.04  Carbaryl
13.10.04  Dimeticone to top
13.10.04  Malathion
Malathion 0.5% (Debra M®)
(Lotion)
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Red

For inpatient use only, not to be prescribed on TTA.

Self-care in primary care

 
   
13.10.04  Permethrin
13.10.04  Phenothrin
13.10.05  Preparations for minor cuts and abrasions
13.10.05  Collodion to top
Collodion Flexible BP
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Green
Methylated Liquid  
   
13.10.05  Skin tissue adhesive
13.11  Skin cleansers, antiseptics, and desloughing agents
Octenisan®
(Antimicrobial wash)
Formulary
Green

For MRSA decolonisation treatment as per Infection Control Policy.

To be used as a bodywash once daily for 5 days with mupirocin nasal ointment (or Octenisan nasal gel) twice daily for 5 days.

 
   
13.11.01  Alcohols and saline
13.11.02  Chlorhexidine salts
Chlorhexidine 0.015% with Cetrimide 0.15% (Tisept®)
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Green
25mL & 100mL Sachets 
   
Chlorhexidine 4% solution (Hibiscrub®)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Chlorhexidine Obstetric
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Green
Cream 
   
13.11.03  Cationic surfactants and soaps to top
13.11.04  Iodine and Chlorine
Povidone-iodine 2.5%
(Dry powder spray)
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Red
 
   
13.11.05  Phenolics
13.11.06  Oxidisers, and dyes
Hydrogen Peroxide Solution BP
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Green

3% Solution

 
Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (December 2014) - Hydrogen peroxide: reminder of risk of gas embolism when used in surgery
   
Potassium Permanganate 400mg (Permitab®)
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Green
 
   
13.11.07  Desloughing agents
Sterile Larvae (Maggots) (LarvE®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted BB50, BB100, BB200, BB300& BB400 Dressing

Restricted - Only to be prescribed on recommendation of a Specialist 
   
13.11.07  Desloughing agents to top
13.11.07  Growth factor
13.12  Antiperspirants
Botulinum toxin type A
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
BlueTeq

Hospital only prescribing as per local CCG guideline

Blueteq funding request required

 
   
13.13  Topical circulatory preparations
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Abrasive Agents  (Brasivol®)

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Cytotoxic Drug  Actikerall®

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Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide  (Epiduo®)

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Afamelanotide  (Scenesse®)

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Alclometasone Dipopionate  (Modrasone®)

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Aluminimum Chloride Hexahydrate 20% in Alcoholic Base  (Driclor®)

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Aluminimum Salts

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Aluminimum Salts  (Anhydrol Forte®)

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Aluminimum Salts  (ZeaSORB®)

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Aminolevulinic acid

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Amorolfine  (Loceryl®)

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Amorolfine  (Loceryl®)

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Non Formulary
Green
 
Antibacterials  (Stiemycin®)

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Antibacterials  (Zindaclin®)

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Aquadrate®

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Aquamax®

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Aqueous Cream BP

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Link  UKMI Q&A - Why is aqueous cream no longer recommended as a leave on moisturiser?
 
Atopiclair®

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Aveeno®

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Azelaic Acid  (Finacae®)

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Bacaplermin  (Regranex®)

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Balneum® Plus cream

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Barrier preparation  (Conotrane®)

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Barrier preparation  (Drapolene®)

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Barrier preparation  (Medicaid®)

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Barrier preparation  (Morhulin®)

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Barrier preparation  (Silicone barrier cream)

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Barrier preparation  (Siopel®)

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Barrier preparation  (Sprilon®)

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Barrier preparation  (Vasogen®)

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Becaplermin

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Benzoic Acid

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Non Formulary
 
Benzoyl Peroxide  (Acnecide®)

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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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Betamethasone Esters

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Betacap®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Betesil®)

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Betamethasone Esters  (Bettamousse®)

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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
(Lotion)

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Non Formulary
 
Camouflagers  (Dermablend®)

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Non Formulary
 
Carbaryl  (Carylderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Cetrimide

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine  (Cepton®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine  (CX Antiseptic Dusting Powder®)

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine  (Hibi®)

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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 Concentrates  (Hibitane 5% Concentrate®)

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

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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
 
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 Unguentum M

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

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Dermatonics Heel Balm®

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Diclofenac  (Solaraze®)

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Diflucortolone Valerate 0.1%  (Nerisone®)

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Dimeticone 92% spray  (NYDA®)

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Non Formulary
 
Diprobase®

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Non Formulary
 
Dithranol  (Psorin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dithranol Ointment BP

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DoubleBase Dayleve®

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DoubleBase®

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Non Formulary
 
Doxepin Hydrochloride 5%  (Xepin®)
(Cream)

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Non Formulary

Product Discontinued

 
Dundee reflective sun creams  (Dundee Block®)

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Non Formulary
 
E45®

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Non Formulary
 
Econazole

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Non Formulary Cream and pessaries DISCONTINUED.
 
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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Emollient Bath Additive  (Oilatum®)

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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  (Zerozole®)

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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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Emollient preparation  (Neutogena® Dermatological Cream)

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Emollient preparation  (Ultrabase®)

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Emollient preparation  (Vaseline Dermacare®)

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Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Balneum®)

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Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Calmurid®)

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Non Formulary

Product discontinued (October 2019)

 
Emollient preparation containing Urea  (E45® Itch Releif Cream)

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Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Nutraplus®)

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Emollient preparation with antimicrobials  (Eczmol®)

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Emollient preparation with antimicrobials  (Zerolatum® Plus)

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Emollin®

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Epimax®

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Finasteride  (Propecia®)

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Flexitol®

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

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Flucinonide 0.05%  (Metosyn®)

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Flucortolone  (Ultralanum Plain®)

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Fludroxycortide  (Haelan®)

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Fluorouracil  (Actikerall®)

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Fluticasone Propionate  (Cutivate®)

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Formaldehyde  (Veracur®)

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Fumaderm®

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Glycopyrronium

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Green tea leaves extract 10% ointment  (Catephen®)

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Griseofulvin  (Grisol AF®)

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Heparinoid  (Hirudoid®)

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Hibitane Obstetric®

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Histoacryl®

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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%, 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  (Locoid®)

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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  (Crystacide®)

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Hydromol®

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Hydromol® bath and shower

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Hydromol® Intensive

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Ichthammol

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Idoxuridine in Dimethyl Sulfoxide  (Herpid®)

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Imiquimod  (Zyclara®)

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Imuderm® emollient

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Indermil®

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Isotretinoin  (Isotrex® gel)

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Ivermectin cream  (Soolantra®)

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Lanolin emollient spray

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LiquiBand®

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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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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  (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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Podophyllotoxin  (Warticon®)

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Podophyllum

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Polyfax®

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Polytar®

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Potassium hydroxide 5% solution  (Molludab®)

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Proflavine Cream, BPC

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Proprietary Emollient Preparations  (Doublebase®)

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QV®

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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 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 In White Soft Paraffin

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Salicylic Acid with podophyllum  (Posalfflin®)

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Shampoos  (Betadine®)

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Shampoos  (Ceanel Concentrate®)

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Shampoos  (Clinitar®)

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Shampoos  (Meted®)

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Shampoos  (Pentrax®)

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Shampoos  (Psoriderm®)

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Shampoos  (T/Gel®)

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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  (Normasol®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Stericlens®)

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Sodium Chloride  (Steripod®)

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Sodium Hypochorite Solution 1%  (Milton®)

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Sorbaderm®

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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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Tars

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Tars

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Tars

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Tars  (Clinitar®)

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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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Tioconazole  (Trosyl®)

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Topical local anaesthetics

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Tretinoin with antibacterial  (Aknemycin® Plus)

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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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Trichloroacetic Acid

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Triclosan  (Manusept®)

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Triclosan 1%  (Skinsan®)

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Triclosan 2%  (Aquasept®)

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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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Veil®

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Zinc Cream BP

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Zinc Ointment BP

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RED - Hospital only – to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations   

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Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.   

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A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

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