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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
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Preparations containing urea
Aquadrate®
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Green

Contains 10% urea

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

 
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Balneum® Plus cream
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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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Amber Recommended

specialist recommendation for epidermolysis bullosa

 

 
   
Eucerin® Intensive lotion 10%urea
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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
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  With antimicrobials to top
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 Non Formulary Items
Emollient preparation containing Urea  (Calmurid®)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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Homecare
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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.  

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