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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
Notes:

Please note all items listed in the British Association of Dermatology specials list are classified as having a 'red' traffic light status except for Pigmanorm and Dundee sunscreen - please refer to individual entries for these items.



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13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
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April 2018: Updated advice.

When considering switching between emollients to first line choices please do not switch stable patients with severe dermatological conditions. 

If patients have trialed a first-line choice but this has proven to be less effective or they have not tolerated the first-line product, then the decision to "switch back" remains with the prescriber. 

 

13.02.01  Expand sub section  Non-proprietary emollient preparations
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - with antimicrobials
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Greasy emollients
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Proprietary emollient preparations to top
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Preparations containing urea
Aquadrate®
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Green
Cream, urea 10%

DCHFT: Not routinely stocked. 
   
Balneum®
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Green
Cream, urea 5%, ceramide 0.1%

Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, polysorbates, propylene glycol

Not RBCH 
   
Dermatonics Heel Balm®
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Green

An alternative to Flexitol® with 25% Urea content

 
   
Eucerin® Intensive
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Green
Lotion, urea 10%

Excipients include benzyl alcohol, isopropyl palmitate

Not RBCH
Not DCHFT
Not stocked PGH 
   
Flexitol®
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Green

Heel balm, urea 25%
Excipients include benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, fragrance, lanolin.

Not RBCH.

 
   
GlucoRx Allpresan® diabetic foam cream
(Basic and intensive versions)
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Amber

Allpresan diabetic foam cream Basic (5% urea) is a medical device for the specific treatment of dry and sensitive foot skin in patients with diabetes mellitus. Allpresan diabetic foam cream Basic reduces roughness, counteracts pressure marks and smoothes the skin.

Allpresan diabetic foam cream Intensive (10% urea) is a medical device for the specific treatment for very dry to chapped foot skin in patients with diabetes mellitus. Allpresan diabetic foam cream Intensive counteracts pressure marks and helps prevent callouses

Both Allpresan diabetic foam creams can be used on the entire foot, from heel to toe, including between the toes and around wound edges.

 
   
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
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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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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

Green

May be initiated, stabilised and maintained in primary, secondary or tertiary care  

Amber

Amber drug - without shared care  

Amber SCG

Amber drug - with shared care guideline  

Red

For secondary or tertiary care initiation and long-term maintenance of prescribing  

Black

Not recommended  

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