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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
Cetraben®
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First Choice
Green

Light emollient

Cream

Ointment

 
Diprobase®
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First Choice
Green

Medium Emollient

Cream

Ointment

 
Hydromol®
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First Choice
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  Expand sub section  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  Expand sub section  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  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
 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

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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
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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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

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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