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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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13.02.01  Expand sub section  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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Green

Emollient with antimicrobial. 

Not for long term use.

 
ZeroAQS
(Cream)
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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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Green

Emollient cream. Substitute for Diprobase

 
Zerocream
(Cream)
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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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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  Expand sub section  Greasy emollients
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
Zerolatum
(Bath Additive)
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Green

Substitute for Oilatum Junior

 
Zeroneum
(Bath Additive)
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Green

Substitute for Balneum

 
CetrabenBath
(Bath Additive)
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Green
 
   
QV Gentle Wash
(Emollient Body Wash)
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Green

Unperfumed alternative to Zeroneum

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Aquadrate

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Non Formulary
 
Aquamax

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Non Formulary
 
Aqueous Cream BP

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Non Formulary
Link  UKMI Q&A - Why is aqueous cream no longer recommended as a leave on moisturiser?
 
Aveeno

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Non Formulary
 
Balneum Plus cream

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Non Formulary
 
Dermatonics Heel Balm

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Non Formulary
 
Diprobase

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Non Formulary
 
DoubleBase Dayleve

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Non Formulary
 
DoubleBase

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Non Formulary
 
E45

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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 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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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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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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Emollient preparation  (Vaseline Dermacare)

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Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Balneum®)

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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
 
Epimax

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Non Formulary
 
Flexitol

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Non Formulary
 
Hydromol

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Non Formulary
 
Hydromol bath and shower

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Non Formulary
 
Hydromol Intensive

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Non Formulary
 
Imuderm emollient

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Non Formulary
 
Lanolin emollient spray

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Non Formulary
 
Oilatum

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Non Formulary
 
Oilatum Plus  (emollient bath additive)

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Non Formulary
 
Oilatum shower emollient gel

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Non Formulary
 
Proprietary Emollient Preparations  (Doublebase®)

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Non Formulary
 
QV

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Non Formulary
 
Skin Salvation Cream

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Non Formulary
 
Unguentum M

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Non Formulary
 
  
Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

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   

Amber SCG

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.   

Black

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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