Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and environs APC Formulary
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26 A5 - Wound management products and elasticated garments

 Please note: silk garments are non-formulary

A5-08-09 Medicated bandages

Ichthopaste
Formulary
Zinc and Ichthammol bandage.

Type of wound product is suitable for
Venous leg ulcers Chronic eczema Dermatitis

Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
Up to 7 days

Frequency of dressing change
Daily up to weekly dependant on skin and wound management.

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
Do not use in any cases of sensitivity or allergy to ingredients

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
For treatment of dermatitis and chronic eczema when
venous insufficiency is present.

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Viscopaste
Formulary
Zinc paste bandage.

Type of wound product is suitable for
Venous leg ulcers. Where venous insufficiency exists, the paste bandage should be used
under graduated compression bandaging. Chronic eczema
Dermatitis

Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
Up to 7 days

Frequency of dressing change
Daily, up to weekly dependant on skin and wound management.

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
Do not use in any cases of sensitivity or allergy to ingredients

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
For treatment of dermatitis and chronic eczema when venous insufficiency is present

Amber View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF