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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
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Please note: Silk garments are non-formulary.

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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 ointment
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Calcipotriol 50mcg/ml scalp application
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    Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Dovobet Gel)
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  • Scalp psoriasis: usual duration of treatment is 4 weeks
  • Mild to moderate plaque psoriasis, apply once daily to max. 30% of body surface (max. 15 g daily) for 8 weeks 
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    Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05% (Dovobet ointment )
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  • 4 weeks therapy then assess
    Maximum 15g per day or 100g per week.
    Step down to calcipotrol oint as per NICE CG153 
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    Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05mg/g (Enstilar)
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  • Cutaneous foam formulation
  • The recommended treatment period is 4 weeks
  • Maximum 15g per day
  • Excipients include liquid paraffin and butane-
  • Extremely flammable aerosol
     
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    Calcitriol 3micrograms/g (Silkis)
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    Amber
  • Specialist recommendation
  • For delicate areas,face and flexures 
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    Coal tar lotion 5% (Exorex)
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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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  • contains peanut oil 
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    Dithranol (Dithrocream)
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    Amber
  • All Strengths. Specialist Recommendation 
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    Sebco
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    Tars - bath preparations (Psoriderm emulsion)
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    13.05.02  Expand sub section  Oral retinoids for psoriasis
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     Non Formulary Items
    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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    Dithranol  (Micanol)

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    Dithranol  (Psorin®)

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    Dithranol Ointment BP

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    Non Formulary
     
    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

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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

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    Tars - bath preparations  (Pinetarsol®)

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    Tazarotene 0.05%  (Zorac)

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    Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP

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    Medicines which are suitable for initiation and maintenance prescribing by primary and secondary care clinicians. These medicines should be initiated and prescribed within their licensed indications.  

    Amber

    Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing when appropriate, or initiation and maintenance of prescribing in Primary Care following recommendation from a Specialist.

    Some amber medicines require agreement with the local (internal) medicines committee prior to initiation; others may require a framework to support safe transfer and maintenance of care such as a RICaD or ESCA. The Formulary will be annotated to reflect these requirements.   

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    Medicines for initiation and maintenance prescribing by Specialists only  

    Black

    Non-formulary medicines- medicines not recommended for routine primary care prescribing.  

    Grey

    Positive NICE TA and /or awaiting local clarification on place in therapy ; Please contact your Medicines Optimisation team for more information.  

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