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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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13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
 note  RBCH does not stock Benzoyl Peroxide preparations - GP to prescribe
Acnecide
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Green

Gel, benzoyl peroxide 5% in an aqueous gel basis
Excipients include propylene glycol

For use within acne guideline when required in combination with antibiotics

Not RBCH

Self Care Self Care Medicine

 
   
Brevoxyl
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Green

Cream, benzoyl peroxide 4% in an aqueous basis
Excipients include cetyl alcohol, fragrance, stearyl alcohol

For use within acne guideline when required in combination with antibioticsFor use within acne guideline when required in combination with antibiotics

Self Care Self Care Medicine

Not RBCH

 
   
Duac Once Daily
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Green

Gel, benzoyl peroxide 5%, clindamycin 1% (as phosphate) in an aqueous basis
Excipients include disodium edetate

For use within acne guideline when required in combination with antibiotics

Self Care Self Care Medicine

 
   
Finacea
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Green
Gel, azelaic acid 15%
Excipients include disodium edetate, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol 
   
PanOxyl
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Green

Aquagel (= aqueous gel), benzoyl peroxide 2.5%
Excipients include propylene glycol

Cream, benzoyl peroxide 5% in a non-greasy basis
Excipients include isopropyl palmitate, propylene glycol

Gel, benzoyl peroxide 10% in an aqueous alcoholic basis
Excipients include fragrance

Wash, benzoyl peroxide 10% in a detergent basis
Excipients include imidurea

For use within acne guideline when required in combination with antibiotics

Self Care Self Care Medicine

Not RBCH

 
   
Skinoren
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Green
Cream, azelaic acid 20%
Excipients include propylene glycol

Not RBCH 
   
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical antibacterials for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Other topical preparations for acne to top
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 Non Formulary Items
Benzoyl Peroxide with antimcrobials  (Quinoderm)

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Non Formulary

Self Care Self Care Medicine

 
  
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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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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