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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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13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical antibacterials for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
Adapalene with benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo)
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  • May be used in preference to antimicrobial-containing agents. 
  • Adapalene
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    Avoid in pregnancy 
       
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     Non Formulary Items
    Isotretinoin 0.05% gel

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    Non Formulary
  • Avoid in pregnancy

  • Discontinued. Manufacturer confirmed in April 2017 that production has ceased and that no new batches will be manufactured or shipped.
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    Isotretinoin with antibacterial  (Isotrexin)

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    Tretinoin with antibacterial  (Aknemycin Plus)

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