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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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13.08.01  Expand sub section  Sunscreen preparations
13.08.01  Expand sub section  Photodamage
5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride  (Ameluz)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Poole

Treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) of mild to moderate severity on the face and scalp (Olsen grade 1 to 2) and of field cancerization in adults.

Treatment of superficial and/or nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) unsuitable for surgical treatment due to possible treatment-related morbidity and/or poor cosmetic outcome in adults.

 
   
Actikerall
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Green

Solution, fluorouracil 0.5%, salicylic acid 10%

Not stocked at RBCH

 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Efudix
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Green
Cream, fluorouracil 5%
Excipients include hydroxybenzoates (parabens), polysorbate 60, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol 
   
Zyclara
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Red
Cream, imiquimod 3.75%
DCHFT and RBCH: Not routinely stocked.
 
   
Aldara
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Green
Cream, imiquimod 5% 
   
Methyl-5-Aminolevulinate (Metvix)
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Red

Poole: Treatment of Bowen's Disease - Used in photodyamic therapy


 

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Ingenol mebutate gel  (Picato)

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Jan 20 - The European Medicines Agency recommend that patients stop using Picato® (ingenol mebutate), while it continues its review of the medicine's safety. 

27/01/20, Leo Laboratories Ltd (T/A LEO Pharma) is recalling all unexpired stock of the above products from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to concerns on the possible risk of skin malignancy

Link  Information on the Class II Medicines recall
 
Solaraze

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Black
Gel, diclofenac sodium 3% in a sodium hyaluronate basis
Excipients include benzyl alcohol
 
  
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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
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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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