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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
Notes:

Please note: Silk garments are non-formulary.

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13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
Aveeno cream®
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Formulary

Green Traffic Light £££- Paediatrics only
 £££- Recommended by specialist for oncology use only.

 
   
Cetraben emollient cream®
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
DoubleBase Gel ®
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Emulsifying Ointment BP
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Epaderm® ointment
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Epimax ® cream
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Hydromol Cream®
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Hydromol ointment ®
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Hydrous ointment BP
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
White Soft Paraffin BP
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
ZeroAQS-®
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Formulary
Green
  • SLS free

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Zerobase®
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Zerocream®
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Zeroderm Ointment®
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Formulary
Green

 

 
   
Zeroguent®
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Formulary
Green
 
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Preparations containing urea
Aquadrate®
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Formulary
Green

Contains 10% urea

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Balneum® Plus cream
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Formulary
Green
  • urea 5%, lauromacrogols 3%

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Dermatonics Once Heel Balm®
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Formulary
Amber Recommended

specialist recommendation for epidermolysis bullosa

 

 
   
Eucerin® Intensive lotion 10%urea
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  With antimicrobials
Dermol 500 lotion ®
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Formulary
Green

short term use only

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
Balneum Plus ®Bath Additive
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Hydromol® bath and shower
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
ZeroAQS®cream
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Formulary
Green
  • SLS free

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  With antimicrobials to top
Dermol 600®
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Formulary
Green

Over the counter preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Aveeno®Bath Additive

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Non Formulary
Black
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Aqueous Cream BP

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Cetraben®Bath additive

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Non Formulary
Black
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Diprobase®

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Non Formulary
Black
 
E45®

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Alpha Keri Bath®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Dermalo®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Diprobath®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (E45®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Imuderm®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (QV®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive  (Zerolatum®)

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Non Formulary
Black
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additive with Anitmicrobials  (Emulsiderm®)

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Non Formulary
Black
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additives  (Zeroneum®)

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Non Formulary
Black
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
Emollient Bath Additives  (Zerozole®)

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Non Formulary
Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
 
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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Non Formulary
 
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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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation  (Vaseline Dermacare®)

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Non Formulary
 
Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Calmurid®)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
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
Black
 
Emollin®
(Spray)

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Non Formulary
Black
  • New application NOT approved Oct 2017
  •  
    Flexitol®

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    Non Formulary
     
    Hydromol® Intensive

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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
    Black
    Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
    Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
     
    Oilatum® shower emollient gel

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    Non Formulary
    Black
    Link  Birmingham and Solihull CCG Policy for items which should not be prescribed in primary care
    Link  NHS Clinical Commissioners Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
     
    Oilatum®Emollient

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    Non Formulary
    Black
     
    QV®

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    Non Formulary
     
    Unguentum M®

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    Non Formulary
    Black
     
    Urea 5% Special Preparation

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    Non Formulary
     
    Yellow Soft Parrafin BP

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    Non Formulary
    Black
     
      
    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
    Display tracking information
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to adult BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to children's BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to SPCs
    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

    Prescribing in children

    The APC notes that the informed use of unlicensed medicines or of licensed medicines for unlicensed applications (‘off-label’ use) is often necessary in paediatric practice.

    The APC advises GPs to consider specialist prescribing recommendations for Green and Amber medicines that are not subject to ESCAs or RICaDs in combination with the information provided in the BNFC which goes beyond that of marketing authorisations. The BNFC has been designed for rapid reference and the information presented has been carefully selected to aid decisions on prescribing.
      

    Green

    Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care. Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists, GPs and other qualified clinicians.   

    Amber Initiation

    Amber Specialist Initiation: Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing when appropriate. This may be supported by a RICaD, annotated within the formulary entry.  

    Amber Recommended

    Amber Specialist Recommendation: Initiation and maintenance of prescribing in Primary Care following recommendation from a Specialist.  

    Amber SC

    Amber Shared Care: Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing, in accordance with an ESCA, annotated within the formulary entry.  

    Red

    Medicines for initiation and maintenance prescribing by Specialists only.  

    Black

    Non-formulary Medicines which APC/Trust DTC has actively reviewed and do not recommend for use.  

    Grey

    Positive NICE TA and/or awaiting local clarification on place in therapy; Please contact your Medicines Optimisation team for more information.  

    The term 'Specialist' refers to Consultants, General Practitioners and Independant Prescribers with a Specialist Interest.  

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