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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
13.01.03  Excipients and sensitisation
13.02  Emollient and barrier preparations to top
13.02  Soap substitute
13.02.01  Emollients
Cetraben®
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Light emollient

Cream

Ointment

 
Diprobase®
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Green

Medium Emollient

Cream

Ointment

 
Hydromol®
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Green

Heavy Emollient

Cream

Ointment

 
DoubleBase®
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Green

Medium Emollient

Gel

 
   
E45®
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Green

Light emollient

Cream

 
   
Emulsifying Ointment BP
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Green

Heavy Emollient

Ointment

 
   
Epaderm®
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Green

Heavy Emollient

Cream

Ointment

 
   
Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)
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Green

Heavy Emollient

 Ointment

 
   
Oilatum®
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Green

Cream

Medium Emollient

 
   
Unguentum M®
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Green

Cream

Medium Emolllient

 
   
Aveeno®
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Green

Emollient containing colloidal oatmeal

Medium emollient

Cream

For ACBS approved indication only: Endogenous and exogenous eczema, xeroderma, ichthyosis and senile pruritis and assocaited with dry skin

 
   
Aqueous Cream BP
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Green

For use as a soap substitute

Not recommended for use as an emollient

 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Why is aqueous cream no longer recommended as a leave on moisturiser?
   
13.02.01  Emollients - preparations containing urea
Balneum® Plus
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Green

Cream

Urea 5%

 
   
Nutraplus®
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Green

Cream

Urea 10%

 
   
13.02.01  Emollients - with antimicrobials
Dermol®
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Green

Cream

Preparations containing an antibacterial should be avoided unless infection is present or is a frequent complication

 
   
Dermol 500®
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Green
Lotion

Preparations containing an antibacterial should be avoided unless infection is present or is a frequent complication

 
   
13.02.01.01  Emollient bath and shower preparations to top
 note 

Emollient Bath and Shower Preparations are not available to prescribe as per NHS England: Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs

13.02.02  Barrier preparations
Conotrane®
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Green
 
   
Metanium®
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Green
 
   
13.03  Topical local anaesthetics and antipruritics
 note 

Topical Antipruritics

The underlying cause of the pruritis should be treated.

An emollient may be of value where the pruritis is assocaited with dry skin.

Oral antihistamines may also be helpful for itch.

Antipruritics are of limited value.

Menthol in Aqueous Cream
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Green

1% and 2%

 
Doxepin (Xepin®)
(topical)
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5% cream

Only licensed for pruritis in eczema

Not recommended in under 12 years

 
   
Lidocaine with Prilocaine
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Green

Emla ® Lidocaine 25mg per 1 gram and Prilocaine 25mg per 1 gram

 
   
Tetracaine
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Ametop® 40mg per 1 gram

 
   
Lidocaine
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Green

LMX 4® Lidocaone 40mg per 1 gram

Paediatric Use Only

 
   
Cimetidine
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Amber

Unlicensed indication

Dermatology initiation only

 
   
Ranitidine
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Unlicensed Indication

Dermatology Initiation only

 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriods.
Hydrocortisone
(skin)
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Green

0.5%, 1%, 2.5% cream / ointment 15g / 30g

 

Potency: Mild

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.025%
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Green

Betnovate-RD® cream / ointment 100g

 

Potency: Moderate

 
   
Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05%
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Green

Eumovate® Cream / Ointment 30g / 100g

 

Potency: Moderate

 
   
Mometasone Furoate 0.1%
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Elocon® Cream / Ointment 30g / 100g

Potency : Potent

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1%
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Betnovate® cream / ointment 30g / 100g

 

Potency: Potent

 
   
Clobetasol Propionate 0.05%
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Clobaderm® cream / ointment 30g / 100g

Dermovate® cream / ointment 30g / 100g

 

Potency: Very potent

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.0025%
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Green

Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution® cream 50g

Potency : Mild

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.00625%
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Green

Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution® cream / ointment 50g

Potency : Moderate

 
   
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.025% (Synalar®)
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Synalar® cream / gel / ointment 30g

Potency : potent

 
   
Fludroxycortide
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Green

0.0125% cream / ointment 60g

4 microgram per 1 square cm tape 7.5cm x 20cm

Potency : moderate

 
   
Diflucortolone Valerate
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Amber

Nerisone® 0.1% ointment / cream / oily cream 30g

Potency: Potent

Nerisone® Forte 0.3% ointment / oily cream 15g

Potency: Very Potent

 
   
Flucinonide 0.05% (Metosyn®)
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Amber

Metosyn® ointment / cream 25g / 100g

Potency : Potent

 
   
Fluticasone Propionate
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Amber

Cutivate®  cream (0.05%)  / ointment (0.005%) 15g / 30g

Potency : Potent

 
   
Hydrocortisone Butyrate
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Amber

Locoid® 0.1% cream / lipocream / ointment 30g / 100g

Potency: Potent

 
   
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05% with Salicylic Acid 2%
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Amber

Diprosalic ® scalp application 100ml

Potency: potent

 
   
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05% with Salicylic Acid 3%
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Diprosalic ®  30g ointment

Potency: Potent with salicyclic acid

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Clioquinol
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30g cream / ointment

Potency: Potent with antimicrobial

 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Fucidic Acid 2%
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Fucibet ® cream 39g

Potency: Potent with antibacterial

 
   
Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% with Clotrimazole 1%
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Amber

Lotriderm 30g cream

Potency: Potent with antifungal

 
   
Betamethasone Esters
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Betacap ® 100ml scalp application

Potency: potent

 
   
Clobetasone butyrate 0.05% with Oxytetracycline 3% and Nystatin 10,000 units per gram
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Trimovate ® cream 

Potency: Moderate with antibacterial and antifungal

 
   
fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% with clioquinol 3% (Synalar C®)
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Synalar C ® 15g cream / ointment

Potency: Potent with antimicrobial

 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Clotrimazole 1%
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Canesten HC® 30g cream

Potency: Mild with antifungal

 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2%
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Green

Daktacort® 30g cream / ointment

Potency: mild with antifingal

 
   
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2%
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Fucidin H® cream 30g

Potency: mild with antibacterial

 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriod preparation potencies
13.05  Preparations for eczema and psoriasis to top
13.05.01  Preparations for eczema
Alitretinoin (Toctino®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
BlueTeq
 
Link  NICE TA177: Alitretinoin for the treatment of severe chronic hand eczema
   
Pimecrolimus
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Amber

Elidel® 1% Cream 30g, 60g

 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Tacrolimus
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Amber

Protopic® 0.03% Ointmnet 30g, 60g

               0.1% ointment 30g, 60g

 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Viscopaste
(Zinc paste bandages BP 1993 - PB7 bandage)
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Amber
 
   
Ichthammol
(Zinc paste and ichthammol bandage BP 1993)
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Amber
 
   
13.05.02  Preparations for psoriasis
Methoxypsoralen
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

5-methoxypsoralen 20mg tablets

8-Methoxypsoralen 10mg tablets

8-Methoxypsoralen 0.005% gel

 
   
13.05.02  Topical preparations for psoriasis
Calcipotriol
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Green

50 micrograms per ml Ointment 30g / 60g / 100g

Dovonex ®

50 micrograms per ml Scalp solution 60ml / 120ml

 
Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05%
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Green

Dovobet ® ointment 30g / 60g / 120g

Dovobet ® gel 60g

Enstilar ® Foam 60g / 120g

 
   
Calcitriol 3micrograms/g
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Amber

Silkis ® ointment 100g

 
   
Coal tar in Yellow Soft Paraffin
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Amber
Special order - various strengths 
   
Coal tar lotion 5%
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Green

Exorex ® Lotion 100ml / 250ml

 
   
Coal tar with salicyclic acid and precipitated sulfur
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Cocois ® ointment 40g / 100g

 
   
Dithranol
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Dithrocream ® 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1% & 2% 50g

 
   
Tacalcitol (Curatoderm®)
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Curatoderm ® Ointement 30g / 100g

 
   
Tazarotene
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Zorac ® gel 0.05% 30g

                 0.1% 30g

 
   
13.05.02  Oral retinoids for psoriasis
Acitretin
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Red
 
   
13.05.03  Drugs affecting the immune response to top
Adalimumab
(Dermatology)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
BlueTeq
 
Link  NICE TA 455: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating palque psoriasis in children and young people
Link  NICE TA146: Adalimumab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis
Link  NICE TA392: Adalimumab for treating moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa
   
Apremilast
(Dermatology)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
BlueTeq

Otezla®

 
Link  NICE TA419: Apremilast for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Cytotoxic Drug Azathioprine
(Dermatology)
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Amber 2
 
Link  Shared Care Guideline
   
Brodalumab
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Red
BlueTeq

Kyntheum ®

 
Link  NICE TA 511: Brodalumab for Treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Chloroquine
(Dermatology)
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Amber
 
   
Ciclosporin
(Dermatology)
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Amber 2
 
Link  Shared Care Guideline
   
Colchicine
(Dermatology)
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Red

Unlicensed Indication

 
   
Dapsone
(Dermatology)
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Red
 
   
Dimethyl Fumarate
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq

Skilarence 30mg and 120mg

 
Link  NICE TA 475: Dimethyl fumarate for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Dupilumab
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq
 
Link  NICE TA: Dupilumab for treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
   
Etanercept
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq
 
Link  NICE TA103: Psoriasis - efalizumab and etanercept
   
Guselkumab
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq

Tremfya ®

 
Link  NICE TA 521: Guselkumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Hydroxycarbamide
(Dermatology)
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Red

Unlicensed Indication

 
   
Hydroxychloroquine
(Dermatology)
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Amber
 
Link  LMMG Prescribing Guidance - Hydroxychloroquine
   
Infliximab
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq
 
Link  NICE TA134: Infliximab for psoriasis
Link  LMMG: Infliximab biosimilars Position Statement
Link  NICE: Biosimilars Position Statement
   
Ixekizumab
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq

Taltz ®

 
Link  NICE TA 442: Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Leflunomide
(Dermatology)
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Amber 2
 
   
Mepacrine
(Dermatology)
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Red

Unlicensed Medication

 
   
Mesalazine
(Dermatology)
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Amber
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Methotrexate
(Dermatology)
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Amber 2
 
Link  Shared Care Guideline
   
Normal Immunoglobulin
(IVIG - Dermatology)
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Red
 
   
Secukinumab
(Dermatology)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
BlueTeq

Cosentyx®

 
Link  NICE TA350: Plaque Psoriasis
   
Thalidomide
(Dermatology)
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Red

Unlicnesed Indication

 
   
Ustekinumab
(Dermatology)
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Red
BlueTeq
 
Link  NICE TA180: Psoriasis - ustekinumab
   
13.06  Acne and rosacea
13.06.01  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
Benzoyl Peroxide
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Azelaic Acid
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Skinoren ® cream 20%

 
   
13.06.01  Topical antibacterials for acne
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1% (Duac® Once Daily)
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Green

Duac ® Once Daily

 
   
Clindamycin 1% (Dalacin T®)
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Green

Dalacin T ®

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

Zineryt ®

 
   
13.06.01  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne to top
Adapalene
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Green

Differin ®

cream / gel

 
   
Isotretinoin with erythromycin
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Green

Isotrexin ® Isotretinoin 0.05% and erythromycin 2% gel

 
   
Tretinoin with clindamycin
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Green

Treclin® tretinoin 250microgram per 1g and clindamycin 10mg per 1g gel

 
   
13.06.01  Other topical preparations for acne
Nicotinamide
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Green

Nicam ® nicotinamide 4% gel

 
   
13.06.02  Oral preparations for acne
13.06.02  Oral antibiotics for acne
Oxytetracycline
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Green
 
Clarithromycin
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Green
 
   
Lymecycline
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Green
 
   
Trimethoprim (dermatology)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Consultant Initiation Only

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

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Dianette®

 
   
13.06.02  Oral retinoid for acne to top
Isotretinoin (Roaccutane®)
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Red

Rosccutane ®

 
   
13.07  Preparations for warts and calluses
Imiquimod (Aldara®)
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Red

Aldara ® 

 
   
Podophyllotoxin
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Red

Warticon ®

 
   
13.07  Anogenital warts
13.08  Sunscreens and camouflagers
13.08.01  Sunscreen preparations
Sunsense® Ultra
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Purple

Drug included within CCG low priority prescribing policy. EXEMPTIONS EXIST FOR CERTAIN INDICATIONS. Please consult attached policy for list of excepted indications for prescribing of this drug.

 
   
Uvistat®
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Drug included within CCG low priority prescribing policy. EXEMPTIONS EXIST FOR CERTAIN INDICATIONS. Please consult attached policy for list of excepted indications for prescribing of this drug.

 
   
13.08.01  Photodamage to top
Diclofenac
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Solaraze ® 3% gel

 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Fluorouracil
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Red

Efudix ®

 
   
Methyl-5-Aminolevulinate
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Red

Metvix ®

 
   
13.08.02  Camouflagers
13.09  Shampoos and other preparations for scalp and hair conditions
Alphosyl 2 in 1®
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Purple

Coal Tar Extract 5% (Alcoholic)

 for chronic conditions

 
   
Capasal®
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Purple

Salicyclic Acid 5mg per 1g, Coal Tar 10mg per 1g, Coconut Oil 10mg per 1g.

 for chronic conditions

 
   
Dermax®
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Benzalkonium chloride 5mg per 1ml

 for chronic conditions

 
   
Selsun®
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Selenium Sulphide 25mg per 1ml

 for chronic conditions

 
   
13.09  Hirsutism
13.09  Androgenetic alopecia
13.10  Anti-infective skin preparations to top
13.10.01  Antibacterial preparations
13.10.01.01  Antibacterial preparations only used topically
Mupirocin 2%
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Green

Bactroban ® cream and ointment 15g

On microbiology advice

 
   
Silver Sulfadiazine
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Green

Flamazine ® 1% cream

 
   
13.10.01.02  Antibacterial preparations also used systemically
Fusidic Acid
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Green

2% cream Fucidin ® 15g, 30g

 
   
Metronidazole
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Green

0.75% gel - Anabact ® - only licensed for malodorous fungating tumors / malodourous gravitational and decubitus ulcers

0.75% cream / gel - Rosex ® - only licensed for Rosacea

 
   
13.10.02  Antifungal preparations
Clotrimazole
(skin)
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Green
 
   
Miconazole (Daktarin®)
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Green
 
Link  Drug Safety Update September 2017: Miconazole (Daktarin): over-the-counter oral gel contraindicated in patients taking warfarin
   
Ketoconazole
(skin)
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Green
 
   
Terbinafine 1% cream
(skin)
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Green
 
   
Tioconazole (Trosyl®)
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Amber
 
   
Econazole (Pevaryl®)
(skin cream)
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Amber
 
   
13.10.03  Antiviral preparations to top
13.10.04  Parasiticidal preparations
Dimeticone
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First Choice
Purple

Hedrin ®

Headlice Treatment

 
Cyclomethicone 50% / Isopropyl myristate 50% solution
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Purple

Full Marks Solution ®

Headlice Treatment

 
   
Malathion 0.5% (Derbac-M®)
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Green

Derbac-M®

Scabies Treatment

 
   
Permethrin 5% (Lyclear® Dermal Cream)
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Green

Lyclear® Dermal Cream

Scabies Treatment

 
   
13.10.04  Crab lice
13.10.04  Benzyl benzonate
13.10.04  Carbaryl
13.10.04  Dimeticone to top
13.10.04  Malathion
13.10.04  Permethrin
13.10.04  Phenothrin
13.10.05  Preparations for minor cuts and abrasions
13.10.05  Collodion to top
13.10.05  Skin tissue adhesive
Indermil®
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Red
 
   
LiquiBand®
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Red
 
   
13.11  Skin cleansers, antiseptics, and desloughing agents
13.11.01  Alcohols and saline
Sodium Chloride (Normasol®)
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Green
 
   
13.11.02  Chlorhexidine salts
13.11.03  Cationic surfactants and soaps to top
13.11.04  Iodine and Chlorine
Povidone-Iodine
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Red

Videne ® Alcoholic Solution 10%

              Antiseptic Solution 10%

              Surgical Scrub 7.5%

 
   
13.11.05  Phenolics
13.11.06  Oxidisers, and dyes
Hydrogen Peroxide Solution BP
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Red
 
   
Potassium Permanganate (Permitabs®)
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Amber
 
   
13.11.07  Desloughing agents
13.11.07  Desloughing agents to top
13.11.07  Growth factor
13.12  Antiperspirants
Botulinum toxin type A
(Antiperspirant)
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Red
 
   
Glycopyrronium
(iontophoresis)
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13.13  Topical circulatory preparations
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Amber

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following recommendation or initiation by a specialist. Little or no specific monitoring required. Patient may need a regular review, but this would not exceed that required for other medicines routinely prescribed in primary care. Brief prescribing document or information sheet may be required.  

Amber 1

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following recommendation or initiation by a specialist. Minimal monitoring required. Patient may need a regular review, but this would not exceed that required for other medicines routinely prescribed in primary care. Full prior agreement about patient’s on-going care must be reached under the shared care agreement.  

Amber 2

Initiated by specialist and transferred to primary care following a successful initiation period. Significant monitoring required on an on-going basis. Full prior agreement about patient’s on-going care must be reached under the shared care agreement. Suitable for enhanced service.  

Black

NOT recommended for use by the NHS in Lancashire. Includes medicines that NICE has not recommended for use and terminated technology appraisals, unless there is a local need.  

Blue

Products shown as blue have different Traffic Light List classifications dependent on indication. See the accompanying text next to the product for further information  

Green

Appropriate for initiation and ongoing prescribing in both primary and secondary care. Generally, little or no routine drug monitoring is required.  

Purple

Low Priority for Prescribing - see Low Priority for Prescribing Policy  

Red

Medicine is supplied by the hospital for the duration of the treatment course. Primary care initiation or continuation of treatment is not recommended unless exceptional circumstances such as specialist GP.  

Red Specialist Centre

Prescribing restricted to Specialist Centres only  

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