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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
13.01  Management of skin conditions
Bromelain (NexoBrid®)
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High Cost Medicine
NexoBrid® 2g powder gel for gel
- Consultant prescribing only
- For full thickness burns only
- For burns <5% total body surface area
 
   
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
13.02.01  Emollients
Aqueous Cream BP
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Aqueous Cream BP 
   
Balneum® Plus cream
(Emollient preparation containing Urea)
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Balneum Plus Cream® 
   
Cetomacrogol Formula A Cream
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Cetomacrogol Formula A Cream 
   
Cetraben®
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Cetraben Cream®
Cetraben Ointment®
Cetraben Lotion® 
   
Dermol®
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Dermol® 500 lotion 
   
Diprobase®
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Diprobase Cream® 
   
DoubleBase®
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DoubleBase Gel® 
   
E45®
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E45 Cream® 
   
Emollient preparation (Epaderm®)
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Epaderm Ointment®
 
   
Emollient preparation containing Urea (Calmurid®)
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Calmurid Cream®
 
   
Emulsifying Ointment BP
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Emulsifying Ointment BP 
   
Hydromol®
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Hydromol® ointment 
   
Hydrous Ointment
(Oily Cream)
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Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)
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Liquid paraffin 50% and WSP 50% ointment  
   
Oilatum®
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Oilatum Cream® 500ml
Oilatum Cream® 150g 
   
Urea 10%
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Urea 10% cream 
   
Yellow Soft Parrafin BP
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Paraffin soft yellow BP ointment  
   
Propylene glycol 40%
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Propylene glycol 40% in Dermovate® cream

 
   
13.02.01.01  Emollient bath and shower preparations
Cetraben®Bath additive
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Cetraben® Bath additive 
   
Emollient Bath Additive (Balneum®)
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Balneum Plus Bath Oil® 
   
Emollient Bath Additive (Oilatum®)
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Oilatum Bath Emollient®
Oilatum Fragrance Free Bath Emollient®
 
   
Emollient Bath Additive with Anitmicrobials (Dermol®)
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Dermol® Shower emollient 
   
Emulsiderm®emollient
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Emulsiderm® emollient 
   
Hydromol® bath and shower
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Hydromol® bath and shower emollient 
   
Oilatum® shower emollient gel
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Oilatum Shower Gel® 
   
13.02.02  Barrier preparations
Barrier preparation (Metanium®)
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Metanium Ointment  
   
Barrier preparation (Sudocrem®)
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Sudocrem Cream® 
   
Zinc and Caster Oil Ointment BP
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Zinc and Caster Oil Ointment BP 
   
Zinc and castor oil
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Zinc and castor oil 1:9 in oily cream 
   
13.03  Topical local anaesthetics and antipruritics
Calamine
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Calamine Lotion

 
   
Doxepin Hydrochloride (Xepin®)
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Doxepin Hydrochloride (Xepin®) 5% cream 
   
Menthol
(Menthol in aqueous cream)
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Menthol 2% in aqueous cream 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriods. to top
Beclometasone (as dipropionate) 0.025%
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Beclometasone (as dipropionate) 0.025% cream
Beclometasone (as dipropionate) 0.025% ointment 
   
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) with Salicylic Acid (Diprosalic®)
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Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05% with Salicylic Acid 3% (Diprosalic®)ointment
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05% with Salicylic Acid 2% (Diprosalic®)scalp application  
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.025% (Betnovate-RD®)
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Betamethasone (Betnovate RD®) 0.025% cream
Betamethasone (Betnovate RD®) 0.025% ointment  
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% (Betnovate®)
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Betamethasone (Betnovate®) 0.1% cream
Betamethasone (Betnovate®) 0.1% ointment
Betamethasone (Betnovate®) 0.1% scalp application  
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Clioquinol 3% (Betnovate C® )
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Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Clioquinol 3% (Betnovate C®) cream
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Clioquinol 3% (Betnovate C®) ointment 
   
Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Fucidic Acid 2% (Fucibet®)
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Formulary Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% with Fucidic Acid 2% (Fucibet®) cream 
   
Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% with Clotrimazole 1% (Lotriderm®)
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Formulary Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% with Clotrimazole 1% (Lotriderm®) cream 
   
Betamethasone Esters (Betacap®)
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Betamethasone (Betacap®) 0.1% scalp application 
   
Betamethasone Esters (Bettamousse®)
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Betamethasone (Bettamousse®) 0.1% mousse 
   
Betamethasone Esters (Diprosone ® )
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Diprosone ® 0.05% Ointment

 
   
Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Dermovate®)
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Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Dermovate®) cream
Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Dermovate®) ointment
Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Dermovate®) scalp application

 
   
Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05% (Eumovate®)
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Clobetasone Butyrate (Eumovate®) 0.05% cream
Clobetasone Butyrate (Eumovate®) 0.05% ointment 
   
Clobetasone Butyrate with nystatin and oxytetracyclin  (Trimovate®)
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Clobetasone Butyrate with nystatin and oxytetracyclin (Trimovate®) cream 
   
Diflucortolone Valerate (Nerisone Forte®)
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Diflucortolone Valerate (Nerisone Forte®) 0.3% oily cream
 
   
Diflucortolone Valerate 0.1% (Nerisone®)
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Diflucortolone Valerate (Nerisone®) 0.1% oily cream  
   
Fludroxycortide  (Haelan®)
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Fludroxycortide (Haelan®) 200cm tape
 
   
Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.0025% (Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution®)
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Fluocinolone Acetonide (Synalar®) 0.0025% cream 
   
Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.00625% (Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution®)
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Fluocinolone Acetonide (Synalar®) 0.00625% cream
Flucoinolone Acetonide (Synalar®) 0.00625% ointment  
   
Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.025% (Synalar 0.025%®)
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Formulary Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.025% gel (Synalar 0.025%® gel)
Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.025% cream (Synalar 0.025%® cream)
Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.025% ointment(Synalar 0.025%® ointment) 
   
Fluticasone Propionate (Cutivate®)
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Fluticasone Propionate (Cutivate®) 0.05% cream
Fluticasone Propionate (Cutivate®) 0.05% ointment
 
   
Hydrocortisone
(skin)
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Hydrocortisone 0.1% cream (Dioderm®)
Hydrocortisone 0.5% cream
Hydrocortisone 1% cream
Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream
Hydrocortisone 0.5% ointment
Hydrocortisone 1% ointment
Hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment - *For Dermatology use only*
 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Clotrimazole 1% cream (Canesten HC®)
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Hydrocortisone 1% with Clotrimazole 1% (Canesten HC®) cream 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Daktacort®)
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Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Daktacort®) cream
Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Daktacort®) ointment
 
   
Hydrocortisone 1% with Urea 10% (Alphaderm®)
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Hydrocortisone 1% with Urea 10% (Alphaderm®) cream 
   
Hydrocortisone 1%, Clioquinol 3% (Vioform-Hydrocortisone®)
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Formulary Hydrocortisone 1%, Clioquinol 3% cream/ointment (Vioform-Hydrocortisone®
   
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin H®)
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Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin H®) cream
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin H®) ointment  
   
Hydrocortisone Butyrate (Locoid®)
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Hydrocortisone (Locoid®) 0.1% cream
Hydrocortisone (Locoid®) 0.1% ointment  
   
Hydrocortisone with benzalkonium chloride, dimeticone and nystatin cream (Timodine®)
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Hydrocortisone with benzalkonium chloride, dimeticone and nystatin (Timodine®) cream  
   
Hydrocortisone with chlorhexidine hydrochloride and nystatin cream (Nystaform-HC®)
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Hydrocortisone with chlorhexidine hydrochloride and nystatin (Nystaform-HC®) cream 
   
Mometasone Furoate 0.1% (Elocon®)
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Mometasone Furoate (Elocon®) 0.1% cream
Mometasone Furoate (Elocon®) 0.1% ointment
 
   
Terra-Cortil ointment
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Terra-Cortil ointment 
   
13.04  Topical corticosteriod preparation potencies
13.05  Preparations for eczema and psoriasis
13.05.01  Preparations for eczema
Alitretinoin (Toctino®)
(Only FY2 and above may prescribe)
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NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
Alitretinoin (Toctino®) 10mg capsule
Alitretinoin (Toctino®) 30mg capsule
For use in line with NICE TA177 (Alitretinoin for the treatment of severe chronic hand eczema)
 
Link  NICE TA177: Eczema (chronic) - alitretinoin
   
13.05.02  Preparations for psoriasis
Methoxypsoralen 1.2% bath lotion
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
On Formulary
 
   
13.05.02  Topical preparations for psoriasis to top
Calcipotriol
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Calcipotriol 50mcg/g ointment
Calcipotriol 50mcg/g scalp application

 
   
Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05%
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Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Dovobet®) gel
Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Dovobet®) ointment
Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Enstilar®) cutaneous foam 
   
Calcitriol 3micrograms/g (Silkis®)
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Silkis 3mcg/g ointment (calcitrol) 
   
Chelsea Day Mix
(Chelsea Day Mix )
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Chelsea Day Mix ointment  
   
Chelsea Night Mix
(Chelsea Night Mix)
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Chelsea Night Mix ointment  
   
Cocois® (Cocois®)
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Cocois® ointment 
   
Dimethyl Fumarate (Skilarene®)
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NICE Approved
High Cost Medicine
Dimethyl Fumarate (Skilarene®) 30mg tablets
Dimethyl Fumarate (Skilarene®) 120mg tablets
For use in line with NICE TA475 (Dimethyl fumarate for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis) 
   
Dithranol
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Dithranol (Dithrocream®) 0.1% cream
Dithranol (Dithrocream®) 0.25% cream
Dithranol (Dithrocream®) 0.5% cream
Dithranol (Dithrocream®) 1% cream
Dithranol (Dithrocream®) 2% cream
Dithranol (Micanol®) 1% cream

 
   
Polytar® (Polytar Emollient®)
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Polytar® emollient bath additive
 
   
Psoriderm®
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Psoriderm® cream 
   
Sebco®
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Sebco® scalp ointment 
   
Tacalcitol (Curatoderm®)
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Tacalcitol (Cutatoderm®) 4mcg/g ointment 
   
Tazarotene (Zorac®)
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Tazarotene (Zorac®) 0.05% gel
Tazarotene (Zorac®) 0.1% gel 
   
Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP
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Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP 
   
Coal tars
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
On Formulary

Coal tar extract 2% shampoo
Coal tar (crude) 2% in yellow soft paraffin
Coal tar (crude) 5% in yellow soft paraffin
Coal tar (crude) 10% in yellow soft paraffin
Coal tar (crude) 20% in yellow soft paraffin
Coal tar BP 1%w/w in white soft paraffin
Coal tar BP 5%w/w in white soft paraffin
Coal tar BP 20%w/w in white soft paraffin
Coal tar BP in Eumovate 5% w/w
Coal tar solution BP 5% in 1:4 strength Betnovate®
Coal tar solution BP 20% w/w in emulsifying ointment
Alphosyl cream (coal tar extract 5%, allantoin 2%)
Coal tar (crude) 12%, salicylic acid 12% in white soft paraffin

 
   
Dithranol Paste BP
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On Formulary

Dithranol 0.05% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 4% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 6% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 8% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 0.1% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 0.2% in stiff Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 0.25% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 0.4% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 0.5% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 0.8% in stiff Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 1% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 2% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol 10% in Lassar’s paste
Dithranol BP 32% with salicylic acid 45 in white soft paraffin
Dithranol 0.25% ointment in YSP
Dithranol 0.5% ointment in YSP
Dithranol 0.1% in 1/4 dermovate ointment
Dithranol 0.25% in 1/4 dermovate ointment

Dithranol in Laser's paste (Unlicensed Medicine)

 
   
Salicylic acid
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Salicylic acid 2% and sulphur 2% cream
Salicylic 10% ointment
Salicylic acid 1% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 2% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 6% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 10% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 15% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 20% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 50% in WSP ointment
Salicylic acid 10% wool alcohol ointment

 
   
Whitfield’s ointment
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On Formulary
Whitfield’s ointment  
   
13.05.02  Oral retinoids for psoriasis
Acitretin
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On Formulary
Acitretin 10mg capsule
Acitretin 25mg capsule 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can acitretin be given to patients with renal impairment or patients on renal replacement therapies?
   
13.05.03  Drugs affecting the immune response
Adalimumab (Humira®)
(Dermatology)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
see section 10.1
For use in line with NICE TA455 (Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people) 
Link  NICE TA146: Psoriasis - adalimumab
Link  NICE TA455: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
Apremilast (Otezla®)
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NICE Formulary
Apremilast (Otezla®) 10mg film coated tablets
Apremilast (Otezla®) 20mg film coated tablets
Apremilast (Otezla®) 30mg film coated tablets
For use in line with NICE TA419 (Apremilast for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis)

For use in line with NICE TA433 (Apremilast for treating active psoriatic arthritis)
 
Link  NICE TA419: Apremilast for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
Link  NICE TA433: Apremilast for treating active psoriatic arthritis
   
Cytotoxic Drug Azathioprine
(Dermatology)
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Formulary
On Formulary
see section 8.2 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can mothers breastfeed while taking azathioprine?
   
Brodalumab (Kyntheum®)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine

Brodalumab (Kyntheum®) 210mg solution for injection

 

For use in line with NICE TA511 - Brodalumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

 
   
Ciclosporin
(Dermatology)
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Formulary
On Formulary
see section 8.2 
   
Dupilumab (Dupixent®)
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NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Dupilumab (Dupixent®) 300mg pre-filled syringe

To be used in line with NICE TA534 (Dupilumab for treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis)

 
   
Etanercept (Enbrel®)
(Dermatology)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
see section 10.1
For use in line with NICE TA103: Etanercept and efalizumab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis
For use in line with NICE TA199: Etanercept, infliximab and adalimumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis
For use in line with NICE TA455: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
 
Link  NICE TA103: Psoriasis - efalizumab and etanercept
Link  NICE TA455: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
   
Guselkumab (Tremfya®)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Guselkumab (Tremfya®) 100mg solution for injection

For use in line with NICE TA521 (Guselkumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis)

 
   
Infliximab (Remicade®)
(Dermatology)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
see section 10.1
For use in line with NICE TA134: Infliximab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis 
Link  NICE TA134: Infliximab for psoriasis
   
Ixekizumab  (Taltz®)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
Ixekizumab (Taltz®)80mg solution for injection
For use in line with NICE TA442 (Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis) 
Link  NICE TA442: Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
   
Cytotoxic Drug Methotrexate
(Dermatology)
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Formulary
On Formulary
see section 10.1 
Link  UKMI Q&A: What is the clinical significance of the interaction between methotrexate and penicillins? (Oct13)
   
Pimecrolimus (Elidel®)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
Pimecrolimus (Elidel®) 1% cream
For use in line with NICE TA82: Tacrolimus and pimecrolimus for atopic eczema 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Risankizumab
(Skyrizi®)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Risankizumab (Skyrizi) 75 mg solution for injection in pre-filled syringe

 

Use in line with NICE TA596: Risankizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

 
   
Secukinumab (Cosentyx®)
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Formulary
NICE Formulary
High Cost Medicine
Secukinumab (Cosentyx®) 150mg prefilled pen
For use in line with NICE TA350 (Secukinumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis)
For use in line with NICE TA407 (Secukinumab for active ankylosing spondylitis after treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or TNF-alpha inhibitors)
 
Link  NICE TA350: Secukinumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
Link  NICE TA407: Secukinumab for active ankylosing spondylitis after treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or TNF-alpha inhibitors
   
Tacrolimus (Protopic®)
(Only FY2 and above may prescribe)
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NICE Formulary
Tacrolimus (Protopic®) 0.03% ointment
Tacrolimus (Protopic®) 0.1% ointment
Tacrolimus 0.1% in orabase
For use in line with NICE TA82: Tacrolimus and pimecrolimus for atopic eczema 
Link  NICE TA82: Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis (eczema)
   
Ustekinumab (Stelara®)
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Ustekinumab (Stelara®) 45mg/0.5ml injection
For use in line with NICE TA180 (Ustekinumab for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe psoriasis)
For use in line with NICE TA340 (Ustekinumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis)
For use in line with NICE TA455 (Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people)

For use in line with NICE TA456 (Ustekinumab for moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease after previous treatment) 
Link  NICE TA: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
Link  NICE TA180: Psoriasis - ustekinumab
Link  NICE TA340: Ustekinumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis
Link  NICE TA456: Ustekinumab for moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease after previous treatment
   
13.06  Acne and rosacea
Ivermectin 10mg/g (1%) cream (Soolantra ®)
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Ivermectin 10mg/g (1%) cream (Soolantra®) 
   
13.06.01  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid to top
Azelaic Acid 15%
(gel)
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Azelaic acid 15% gel 
   
Benzoyl Peroxide (Brevoxyl®)
(cream)
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Brevoxyl 4% cream 
   
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% (Acnecide®)
(aqueous gel)
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Benzoyl Peroxide 5% gel 
   
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1% (Duac® Once Daily)
(gel)
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Dual Once Daily Gel 
   
13.06.01  Topical antibacterials for acne
Clindamycin 1% (Dalacin T®)
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Dalacin T 1% topical lotion
Dalacin T 1% topical solution 
   
Erythromycin 40mg with Zinc Acetate 12mg/mL (Zineryt®)
(alcoholic solution)
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Zineryt® alcoholic solution 
   
13.06.01  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
Adapalene
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Differin 1% gel
Differin 1% cream 
   
Adapalene 1% / Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Epiduo®)
(gel)
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Adapalene 1% / Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Epiduo®)  
   
Clindamycin 1% & Tretinoin 0.025% Gel (Treclin®)
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Clindamycin 1% & Tretinoin 0.025% (Treclin®) Gel 
   
Isotretinoin with antibacterial (Isotrexin®)
(gel)
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Isotretinoin 0.05%/erythromycin 2%

 
   
13.06.01  Other topical preparations for acne
Brimonidine tartrate (Mirvaso®)
(rosacea)
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Brimonidine tartrate 3mg/g (Mirvaso®) gel
*For Dermatology initiation only*
 
   
13.06.02  Oral preparations for acne
13.06.02  Oral antibiotics for acne to top
Erythromycin
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see section 5.1 
   
Lymecycline (Tetralysal®300)
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See section 5.1 
   
13.06.02  Hormone treatment for acne
13.06.02  Oral retinoid for acne
Isotretinoin
(capsule)
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Isotretinoin 10mg capsule
Isotretioin 20mg capsule
Only FY2 and above may prescribe 
   
13.07  Preparations for warts and calluses
Formaldehyde
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Formaldehyde 3% lotion 
   
Salactol paint
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Salactol paint 
   
Salicylic Acid (Occlusal®)
(solution)
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Salicylic Acid (Occlusal®) Solution 
   
Salicylic Acid (Verrugon®)
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Salicylic Acid 50% (Verrugon®) 
   
Silver Nitrate 75% caustic applicator
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Silver Nitrate 75% caustic applicator 
   
13.07  Anogenital warts
Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf extract 10% ointment (Catephen®)
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Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf extract (Catephen) 10% ointment

 
   
Imiquimod (Aldara® Zyclara®)
(Genital warts/ BCC)
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Imiquimod 3.75% (Zyclara®) cream
Imiquimod 5% (Aldara®) cream 
   
Podophyllotoxin
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Podophyllotoxin 0.15% (Warticon®) cream
Podophyllotoxin 0.5% (Condyline®) solution 
   
13.08  Sunscreens and camouflagers to top
13.08.01  Sunscreen preparations
Anthelios XL®
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Anthelios XL® SPF 50+ Melt-in cream 
   
Sunsense Sports Gel SPF50
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Sunsense Sports Gel SPF50

 
   
Sunsense® Ultra
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Sunsense Ultra® SPF 50+ lotion

 
   
13.08.01  Photodamage
Diclofenac (Solaraze®)
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Diclofenac (Solaraze®) gel 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Fluorouracil (Efudix®)
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Fluorouracil (Efudix®) 5% cream 
   
Fluorouracil and salicylic acid (Actikerall®)
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Fluorouracil 0.5% and salicylic acid 10% (Actikerall®) solution 
   
Ingenol mebutate (Picato®)
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Ingenol mebutate (Picato®) 150mcg/g gel
Ingenol mebutate (Picato®) 500mcg/g gel 
   
Methyl-5-Aminolevulinate (Metvix®)
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Methyl-5-Aminolevulinate (Metvix®) cream 
   
13.08.02  Camouflagers
Camouflagers
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Camouflaging preparations - Will be purchased on request 
   
13.09  Shampoos and other preparations for scalp and hair conditions
Archis Oil BP
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Archis Oil BP 
   
Benzalkonium Chloride (Dermax®)
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Amber Restricted
Dermax® (Benzalkonium Chloride 0.5%) shampoo
*For use in paediatrics only* 
   
Capasal®
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Capasal Shampoo  
   
Coal Tar
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Coal Tar (Alphosyl 2 in 1®) shampoo
Coal Tar extract 2% shampoo 
   
Cocois®
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Cocois® Ointment  
   
Coconut Oil BP
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Coconut oil BP  
   
Ketoconazole
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Ketoconazole 2% shampoo 
   
Olive Oil BP
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Olive Oil BP  
   
Polytar®
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Polytar® AF shampoo
Polytar® liquid 
   
Salicylic 3% and sulphur 5%
(shampoo)
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Salicylic 3% and sulphur 5% shampoo (Meted shampoo) 
   
13.09  Hirsutism to top
Eflornithine (Vaniqa®)
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Eflornithine (Vaniqa®) 11.5% Cream  
   
13.09  Androgenetic alopecia
13.10  Anti-infective skin preparations
13.10.01  Antibacterial preparations
13.10.01.01  Antibacterial preparations only used topically
Mupirocin 2%
(skin)
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Mupirocin 2% Ointment
Mupirocin 2% Nasal Ointment 
   
Silver Sulfadiazine (Flamazine®)
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Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 50g (Flamazine®)
Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 250g (Flamazine®)
Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 500g (Flamazine®)
 
   
13.10.01.02  Antibacterial preparations also used systemically to top
Fusidic Acid 2% (Fucidin®)
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Fusidic Acid 2% Cream (Fucidin®)
Fusidic Acid 2% Ointment (Fucidin®)
 
   
Metronidazole
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Metronidazole 0.75% Cream
Metronidazole 0.8% Gel 
   
13.10.02  Antifungal preparations
Amorolfine
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Amorolfine 5% nail lacquer 
   
Clotrimazole
(skin)
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Clotrimazole 1% Cream
Clotrimazole 1% Topical Solution

 
   
Griseofulvin
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Griseofulvin 125mg tablet
Griseofulvin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 
   
Itraconazole
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Itraconazole capsule  
   
Ketoconazole
(skin)
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Ketoconazole 2% cream
Ketoconazole 2% shampoo  
   
Miconazole
(skin)
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Miconazole 2% cream  
   
Nystatin
(skin)
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Nystatin cream  
   
Terbinafine
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Terbinafine tablet
 
   
Terbinafine 1% cream
(skin)
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Terbinafine 1% cream 
   
Tioconazole (Trosyl®)
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Tioconazole 28% solution (Trosyl®) 
   
13.10.03  Antiviral preparations
Aciclovir
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Aciclovir 5% Cream  
   
13.10.04  Parasiticidal preparations
Malathion 0.5% (Derbac-M®)
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Malathion 0.5% Liquid (Derbac-M®) 
   
Permethrin 5% (Lyclear® Dermal Cream)
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Permethrin 5% Cream (Lyclear® Dermal Cream)
 
   
13.10.05  Preparations for minor cuts and abrasions
Magnesium Sulphate Paste BP
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Magnesium Sulphate Paste BP 
   
Proflavine Cream BPC
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Proflavine (sterile) Cream BPC  
   
13.10.05  Collodion to top
Collodion Flexible BP
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Collodion Flexible BP (methylated) Liquid 
   
13.10.05  Skin tissue adhesive
Fibrin Sealant (Artiss®)
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Artiss® Fibrin Sealant
Restricted to Consultant initiation. Restricted to paediatric patients. 
   
LiquiBand®
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LiquiBand® Flow Control Tissue Glue  
   
13.11  Skin cleansers, antiseptics, and desloughing agents
13.11.01  Alcohols and saline
Methylated Spirit BP
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Methylated Spirit mineralised liquid
Methylated Spirits industrial 70% v/v  
   
Sodium Chloride (Normasol®)
(sachet)
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Sodium Chloride (Normasol®) sachet 
   
Sodium Chloride 0.9%
(solution)
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Sodium Chloride 0.9% sterile topical solution (1L) 
   
Sodium Chloride 0.9% (Irriclens®)
(solution)
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Sodium Chloride 0.9% (Irriclens®) solution 
   
13.11.02  Chlorhexidine salts
Chlorhexidine
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Chlorhexidine 0.05% irrigation
Chlorhexidine 0.05% sachet
Chlorhexidine 1% obstetric cream
Chlorhexidine 4% surgical scrub
Chlorhexidine gluconate (Hydrex®) 4% surgical scrub

Chlorhexidine 1% dental gel

Chlohexidine Gluconate 0.05% sachets

 
   
Chlorhexidine 0.015% with Cetrimide 0.15% (Tisept®)
(solution)
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Chlorhexidine 0.015% with Cetrimide 0.15% (Tisept®) solution 
   
13.11.03  Cationic surfactants and soaps to top
13.11.04  Iodine and Chlorine
Povidone-Iodine
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Povidone Iodine 10% solution

Povidone Iodine 2.50% dry powder spray

Betadine® 2.5% dry powder spray
Videne® 10% antiseptic solution
Videne® 7.5% surgical scrub

 
   
13.11.05  Phenolics
13.11.06  Oxidisers, and dyes
Hydrogen Peroxide BP
(Solution)
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Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Solution
Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution  
   
Hydrogen Peroxide 1%  (Crystacide®)
(cream)
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Hydrogen Peroxide 1% cream 
   
Potassium Permanganate (Permitabs®)
(solution tablets)
Formulary
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Potassium Permanganate (Permitabs®) 400mg tablet 
   
13.11.07  Desloughing agents
13.11.07  Desloughing agents to top
13.11.07  Growth factor
13.12  Antiperspirants
Aluminimum Chloride Hexahydrate 20% in Alcoholic Base
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Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate 20% roll-on 
   
13.13  Topical circulatory preparations
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