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13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
E45® Lotion
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Green

First choice emollient lotion

 
   
Epimax® Isomol Gel
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First choice emollient gel

 
   
Epimax® Ointment
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First choice emollient ointment

Equivalent to Epaderm® ointment and similar to Hydromol® ointment

 
   
Epimax® Original Cream
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First choice emollient cream

 
   
Aproderm®
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Gel and cream only

 
   
Cetraben®
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Lotion and ointment only

 
   
DoubleBase Dayleve®
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Emulsifying ointment
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Epimax® ExCetra Cream
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Epimax® Paraffin-Free Ointment
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Hydromol® Ointment
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Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)
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Oilatum®Cream
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QV® Cream
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QV® Intensive Ointment
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QV® Lotion 
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ZeroAQS® Cream
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Similar to Aqueous Cream. SLS free.

 
   
Zerobase® Cream
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Similar to Diprobase®

 
   
Zerocream®
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Similar to E45® cream

 
   
Zeroderm® Ointment
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Similar to Epaderm® and Hydromol® ointments

 
   
Zerodouble® Gel
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Equivalent to Doublebase® Gel

 
   
Emollin® spray
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Only to be prescribed for very painful / fragile skin where "hands on" application of creams or ointments is difficult 

 
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - preparations containing urea
ImuDERM®
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First choice emollient containing urea

Contains urea 5% and glycerine 5%

 
   
Balneum® Cream
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Contains urea 5% and ceramide 0.1%

 
   
Dermatonics Once Heel Balm®
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Contains 25% urea

 

 

 
   
Flexitol® 10% Urea Cream
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Contains urea 10%

 
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - with antimicrobials
Dermol 500® Lotion
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Contains benzalkonium chloride 0.1% & chlorhexidine hydrochloride 0.1%

 
   
Dermol® Cream
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Contains benzalkonium chloride 0.1% & chlorhexidine hydrochloride 0.1%

 
   
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
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 Non Formulary Items
Aqueous Cream BP

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ZeroAQS® is an alternative formulary preparation

 
Colloidal oatmeal containing emollients

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The prescribing of all colloidal oatmeal containing emollients is not supported locally

 
Emollient Bath Additive or Shower Gel

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In line with NHSE recommendations, prescribing of such preparations is not supported locally

Link  NHS England: Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care
 
Emollient preparation  (Diprobase®)

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Zerobase® is an alternative formulary preparation

 
Emollient preparation  (DoubleBase®)

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Isomol® gel is an alternative formulary preparation

 
Emollient preparation  (Epaderm®)

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Epimax® ointment and Zeroderm® are alternative formulary preparations

 
Emollient preparation containing Urea 10%, lactic acid 5%  (Calmurid®)

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Hydrous ointment

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Epimax® ointment and Zeroderm® are alternative formulary preparations

 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Cytotoxic Drug
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Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

Amber 2

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber with Shared Care

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber

Considered suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation/recommendation.  

Green

Considered appropriate for prescribing in both secondary and primary care. Suitable for initiation in primary care.   

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