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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
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Emollient Prescribing Guidance (Herefordshire) 2019

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13.05.02  Expand sub section  Preparations for psoriasis
13.05.02  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for psoriasis
Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Enstilar)
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Amber

An alternative formulation to Dovobet

DO NOT add to repeat prescription in primary care – course length maximum 4 weeks which may be repeated if necessary but not for continuous use.

 
   
Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05%
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Green

**Contains potent steroid**

Consider step down to Calcipotriol ointment after 2-4 weeks to minimise steroid exposure.

DO NOT add to repeat prescription in primary care – course length maximum 4 weeks which may be repeated if necessary but not for continuous use.

 
   
Calcipotriol ointment
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Coal tar lotion 5% (Exorex)
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Green
 
   
Dithranol (Dithrocream)
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Green
 
   
Sebco
(Coal Tar with Salicylic Acid and precipitated sulfur)
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13.05.02  Expand sub section  Oral retinoids for psoriasis
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 Non Formulary Items
Calcitriol 3micrograms/g  (Silkis)

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Coal Tar 10%  (Carbo-Dome)

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Coal Tar in Lassars Paste

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Coal Tar in Unguentum M

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Coal Tar Solution 2.5%, Arachis (peanut) Oil extract of Coal Tar 7.5%, Tar 7.5%, Cade Oil 7.5%, Liqiud Paraffin 35%  (Polytar Emollient)

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Dithranol  (Micanol)

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Dithranol  (Psorin®)

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Dithranol Ointment BP

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Dithranol Paste BP

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Salicylic Acid 3% w/w, Sulphur 3% w/w in Aqueous Cream

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Salicylic Acid in White Soft Paraffin

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Tacalcitol  (Curatoderm®)

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Tars
(Calamine and coal tar ointment)

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Tars
(Coal tar and salicylic acid ointment)

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Tars
(Coal tar paste BP)

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Tars  (Clinitar®)

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Tars  (Cocois®)

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Tars  (Psoriderm®)

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Tars  (Zinc and Coal Tar Paste®)

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Tars - bath preparations
(Coal tar solution BP)

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Tars - bath preparations  (Pinetarsol®)

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Tars - bath preparations  (Psoriderm®)

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Tazarotene 0.05%  (Zorac)

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Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP

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Key
note Notes
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
click to search medicines.org.uk
Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
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

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for use in primary care  

Amber

Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  

Red

Red do not use..  

Advice

Some formulations restricted  

Black

NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  

OTC

This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  

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