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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
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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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13.05.02.01  Expand sub section  Psoriasis - topical preparations for the scalp
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Alphosyl 2 in 1 shampoo  (alcoholic coal tar extract 5%)
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Calcipotriol scalp solution 50 micrograms/mL
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Ceanel Concentrate shampoo (cetrimide 10% + undecenoic acid 1% + phenylethyl alcohol 7.5%)
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Coal tar 1% + coconut oil 1% + salicylic acid 0.5% shampoo  (Capasal)
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Coal tar 2.5% and Lecithin 0.3% scalp lotion (Psoriderm)
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Coal tar solution 12% + salicylic acid 2% + sulphur 4% scalp ointment (Sebco or Cocois)
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Polytar liquid
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Selsun shampoo (selenium sulphide 2.5%)
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T/Gel shampoo (coal tar extract 2%)
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Cade oil 12% w/w and salicylic acid 6% w/w/ in emulsifying ointment
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Amber 2

BAD/APC approved Special

For moderate to severe scalp psoriasis when vitamin D analogues and commercial tar treatments have been ineffective or unsuitable.

 
   
Coal tar scalp pomade (coal tar solution BP 6% w/w / salicylic acid 2% w/w in emulsifying ointment)
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Amber 2

BAD/APC approved Special

For moderate to severe scalp psoriasis when vitamin D analogues and commercial tar treatments have been ineffective or unsuitable.

 
   
Coconut oil 25% w/w in emulsifying ointment
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Amber 2

BAD/APC approved Special

For scalp psoriasis where commercial preparations have been ineffective.

 
   
Dithranol pomade 0.4% w/w
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Amber 2

BAD/APC approved Special

For moderate to severe scalp psoriasis when vitamin D analogues and commercial tar treatments and commercial commercial dithranol preparations have been ineffective or unsuitable.

 
   
Synalar gel mix
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

APC approved Special

Scalp psoriasis/eczema – dry scaly skin

 
   
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Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Homecare
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CCG

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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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