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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
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13.04  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteriods.
Synalar®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%
Potency: potent
Excipients include benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, polysorbates, propylene glycol

Gel, fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%
For use on scalp and other hairy areas.
Potency: potent
Excipients include hydroxybenzoates (parabens), propylene glycol

Ointment, fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%
Potency: potent 
   
Aureocort®
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Formulary
Green
Ointment, triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%, chlortetracycline hydrochloride 3%, in an anhydrous greasy basis containing wool fat and white soft paraffin
Potency: potent
Excipients include wool fat 
   
Betacap®
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Formulary
Green
Scalp application, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1% in a water-miscible basis containing coconut oil derivative Potency: potent

 
   
Betamethasone and clioquinol  (Non-proprietary)
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Formulary
Green
Cream, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1%, clioquinol 3% Potency: potent
Excipients may include cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol
Note Stains clothing

Ointment, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1%, clioquinol 3%
Potency: potent
Note Stains clothing

 
   
Betamethasone and neomycin (Non-proprietary)
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Formulary
Green
Cream, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1%, neomycin sulfate 0.5%
Potency: potent
Excipients may include cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol

Ointment, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1%, neomycin sulfate 0.5%
Potency: potent

 
   
Betnovate®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1% in a water-miscible basis
Potency: potent
Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol

Ointment, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1% in an anhydrous paraffin basis
Potency: potent 
   
Betnovate®
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Formulary
Green
Scalp application, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1% in a water-miscible basis
Potency: potent 
   
Betnovate-RD® cream
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Formulary
Green
Cream, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.025% in a water-miscible basis (1 in 4 dilution of Betnovate® cream)
Potency: moderate
Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol 
   
Betnovate-RD® ointment
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Formulary
Green
Ointment, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.025% in an anhydrous paraffin basis (1 in 4 dilution of Betnovate® ointment)
Potency: moderate 
   
Canesten HC®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, hydrocortisone 1%, clotrimazole 1%
Potency: mild
Excipients include benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol 
   
Daktacort® cream
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Formulary
Green
Cream, hydrocortisone 1%, miconazole nitrate 2%
Potency: mild
Excipients include butylated hydroxyanisole, disodium edetate 
   
Daktacort® ointment
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Formulary
Green
Ointment, hydrocortisone 1%, miconazole nitrate 2%
Potency: mild 
   
Dermovate®
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Formulary
Green
Scalp application, clobetasol propionate 0.05%, in a thickened alcoholic basis
Potency: very potent 
   
Dermovate®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, clobetasol propionate 0.05%
Potency: very potent
Excipients include beeswax (or beeswax substitute), cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, propylene glycol

Ointment, clobetasol propionate 0.05%
Potency: very potent
Excipients include propylene glycol 
   
Diprosalic®
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Formulary
Green
Ointment, betamethasone (as dipropionate) 0.05%, salicylic acid 3%
Potency: potent 
   
Diprosalic®
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Formulary
Green
Scalp application, betamethasone (as dipropionate) 0.05%, salicylic acid 2%, in an alcoholic basis, net price 100 mL = £10.10. Label: 28, counselling, application.
Potency: potent
Excipients include disodium edetate 
   
Elocon®
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Formulary
Green
Scalp lotion, mometasone furoate 0.1% in an aqueous isopropyl alcohol basis
Potency: potent 
   
Elocon®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, mometasone furoate 0.1%
Potency: potent
Excipients include beeswax

Ointment, mometasone furoate 0.1%
Potency: potent
Excipients include beeswax, propylene glycol 
   
Etrivex®
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Formulary
Green
Shampoo, clobetasol propionate 0.05%
Potency: very potent

Not at RBCH
Not at DCHFT 
   
Eumovate®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, clobetasone butyrate 0.05%
Potency: moderate
Excipients include beeswax substitute, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol

Ointment, clobetasone butyrate 0.05%
Potency: moderate 
   
Fucibet®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1%, fusidic acid 2%
Potency: potent
Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol 
   
Fucidin H®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, hydrocortisone acetate 1%, fusidic acid 2%
Potency: mild
Excipients include butylated hydroxyanisole, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate 
   
Hydrocortisone cream
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Formulary
Green
Cream, hydrocortisone 0.5%, 1%, 2.5%
Potency: mild
 
   
Hydrocortisone ointment
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Formulary
Green
Ointment, hydrocortisone 0.5%, 1%, 2.5%
Potency: mild
 
   
Locoid®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%
Potency: potent
Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, hydroxybenzoates (parabens)

Ointment, hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%
Potency: potent 
   
Lotriderm®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% (≡ betamethasone 0.05%), clotrimazole 1%
Potency: potent
Excipients include benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, propylene glyco 
   
Metosyn®
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Formulary
Green
FAPG cream, fluocinonide 0.05%
Potency: potent
Excipients include propylene glycol

Ointment, fluocinonide 0.05%
Potency: potent
Excipients include propylene glycol, wool fat

Not RBCH
Not DCHFT 
   
Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, fluocinolone acetonide 0.00625%
Potency: moderate
Excipients include benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, polysorbates, propylene glycol

Ointment, fluocinolone acetonide 0.00625%
Potency: moderate
Excipients include propylene glycol, wool fat

DCHFT and RBCH: Not routinely stocked. 
   
Synalar C®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%, clioquinol 3%
Potency: potent
Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, disodium edetate, hydroxybenzoates (parabens), polysorbates, propylene glycol

Ointment, fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%, clioquinol 3%
Potency: potent
Note stains clothing
Excipients include propylene glycol, wool fat

Not RBCH
Not DCHFT 
   
Timodine®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, hydrocortisone 0.5%, nystatin 100 000 units/g, benzalkonium chloride solution 0.2%, dimeticone ‘350’ 10%
Potency: mild 
   
Trimovate®
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Formulary
Green
Cream, clobetasone butyrate 0.05%, oxytetracycline 3% (as calcium salt), nystatin 100 000 units/g
Potency: moderate
Excipients include cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, sodium metabisulfite 
   
Clobetasol with neomycin and nystatin (Non-proprietary)
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Red
Cream, clobetasol propionate 0.05%, neomycin sulfate 0.5%, nystatin 100 000 units/g
Potency: very potent

Ointment, clobetasol propionate 0.05%, neomycin sulfate 0.5%, nystatin 100 000 units/g
Potency: very potent

Not DCHFT. 
   
Dermovate 60% and propylene glycol 40%
 Track Changes
Formulary
Red
Extemporaneous product
Hospital only 
   
Haelan® tape
(Fludroxycortide )
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Formulary
Red
Tape, polythene adhesive film impregnated with fludroxycortide 4 micrograms /cm2 
   
13.04  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteriod preparation potencies
13.04  Expand sub section  Mild
13.04  Expand sub section  Moderate
13.04  Expand sub section  Potent to top
13.04  Expand sub section  Very Potent
13.04.01  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids – Compound preparations
13.04.01  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids – Compound preparations – with coal tar (see Section 13.05.02)
13.04.01  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids – Compound preparations – with antimicrobials
13.04.01  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids – Compound preparations – with salicyclic acid to top
13.04.02  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids - for use under specialist supervision only
13.04.03  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids - unlicensed specials
13.04.04  Expand sub section  Topical corticosteroids and anti-infective preparations
13.04.04  Expand sub section  Very Potent
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 Non Formulary Items
Alclometasone Dipopionate  (Modrasone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05%  (Diprosone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Betesil®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Esters  (Bettamousse®)

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Non Formulary
 
Clobetasol propionate  (Clarelux®)

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Non Formulary
 
Clobetasol Propionate with neomycin and nystatin  (Dermovate-NN®)

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Non Formulary
 
Diflucortolone Valerate  (Nerisone Forte®)

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Non Formulary
 
Diflucortolone Valerate 0.1%  (Nerisone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Eurax-Hydrocortisone

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Non Formulary

Cream, Crotamiton 10%, hydrocortisone 0.25%
Potency: mild
Excipients include stearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, polyoxyl 40 stearate, propyl hydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol, methyl hydroxybenzoate, perfume Givaudan No. 45, sulphuric acid, purified water

Self Care Self Care Medicine

 
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.0025%  (Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution®)

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Non Formulary
 
Flucinolone Acetonide 0.025% with Neomycin Sulphate 0.5%  (Synalar N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Flucortolone  (Ultralanum Plain®)

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Non Formulary
 
Fluticasone Propionate  (Cutivate®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone  (Dioderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone  (Efcortelan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone  (Hydromol® HC Intensive)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone  (Mildison®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone 1% with Urea 10%  (Alphderm®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone 1%, Clioquinol 3%  (Vioform-Hydrocortisone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone 1%, Urea 10% and Lactic Acid 5%  (Calmurid HC®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone Butyrate  (Locoid Crelo®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone Butyrate 0.1% with Chlorquinaldol 3%  (Locoid C®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone with antimicrobials  (Econacort®)

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Non Formulary
 
Nystaform-HC®

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Non Formulary
 
Tri-Adcortyl®

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Non Formulary
 
  
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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
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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

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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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