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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
Notes:

Where a formulary entry does not detail a medicine’s indications for use, the medicine can be assumed to be approved for all licensed indications.

Formulary approved "off-label" use is detailed separately.

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13.05.01  Expand sub section  Preparations for eczema
Alitretinoin caps
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Red
High Cost Medicine
 
Link  NICE TA177: Eczema (chronic) - alitretinoin
   
Mycophenolate mofetil tabs, caps
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Amber 3

Approved off-label indications:

  • Severe immunobullous disease
  • Severe atopic dermatitis
  • Severe psoriasis

Reasons for prescribing should be clearly communicated to the patient’s GP

Restricted to use in patients patients unresponsive or intolerant of standard therapies. Use as a steroid-sparing immunosuppressant

 
   
Zinc paste and ichthammol bandage BP (Ichthopaste)
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Zinc paste bandage BP (Viscopaste PB7)
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Beclometasone dipropionate in WSP ointment 0.0025% (Propaderm 1:10)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Amber 2

BAD/APC Approved Special

For eczema wet wraps in paediatrics only.

 
   
Ichthammol 1% w/w and zinc oxide 15% w/w in YSP
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Amber 2

BAD/APC Approved Special

For acutely inflamed atopic eczema.

 
   
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
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

Red

Specialist or hospital prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist or hospital. In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.   

Amber 1

Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  

Amber 2

Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  

Amber 3

Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation  

Green

Specialist and non-specialist initiation  

Grey

Not recommended for prescribing  

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