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13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
Epimax® Isomol Gel
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Green

First choice emollient gel

Less excipients than Doublebase® gel

 
 
Epimax® Ointment
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Green

First choice emollient ointment

Equivalent to Epaderm® ointment and similar to Hydromol® ointment

 
 
Epimax® Original Cream
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Green

First choice emollient cream

Equivalent to Diprobase®

 
 
QV® Lotion 
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Green

First choice emollient lotion

 
 
Aproderm®
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Green

Cream and gel only

 
 
Cetraben®
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Green

Lotion and ointment only

 
 
DoubleBase Dayleve®
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Green
 
 
Emulsifying ointment
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Green
 
 
Epimax® ExCetra Cream
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Green

Equivalent to Cetraben®

 
 
Epimax® Oatmeal Cream
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Green
 
 
Epimax® Paraffin-Free Ointment
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Green
 
 
Hydromol® Ointment
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Green
 
 
Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)
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Green
 
 
Oilatum® Cream
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Green
 
 
QV® Cream
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Green
 
 
QV® Intensive Ointment
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Green
 
 
Ultrabase® cream
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Green
 
 
ZeroAQS® Cream
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Green

Similar to Aqueous Cream. SLS free.

 
 
Zerobase® Cream
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Green

Similar to Diprobase®

 
 
Zeroderm® Ointment
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Green

Similar to Epaderm® and Hydromol® ointments

 
 
Zerodouble® Gel
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Green

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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Green

First choice emollient containing urea

Contains urea 5% and glycerol 5%

 
 
Balneum® Cream
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Green

Contains urea 5% and ceramide 0.1%

 
 
Dermatonics Once Heel Balm®
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Green

Contains 25% urea

 
 
Flexitol® 10% Urea Cream
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Green

Contains urea 10%

 
 
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - with antimicrobials
Dermol 500® Lotion
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Green

Contains benzalkonium chloride 0.1% & chlorhexidine hydrochloride 0.1%

 
 
Dermol® Cream
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Green

Contains benzalkonium chloride 0.1% & chlorhexidine hydrochloride 0.1%

 
 
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
 note 
  • Bath and shower preparations for any new patient should not be initiated.
  • Existing patients - deprescribe bath and shower preparations and substitute with "leave-on" emollients.
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 Non Formulary Items
Aqueous Cream BP

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Non Formulary

ZeroAQS® is an alternative formulary preparation

Calmurid®

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Non Formulary

ImuDERM® is an alternative formulary urea (5%) product

Diprobase®

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Non Formulary

Zerobase® is an alternative formulary preparation

DoubleBase®

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Non Formulary

Isomol® gel is an alternative formulary preparation

Emollient Bath Additive or Shower Gel

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Non Formulary

Should not be routinely be prescribed in primary care, in line with national NHSE&I guidance.

Link  NHS England: Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care
Epaderm®

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Non Formulary

Epimax® ointment and Zeroderm® are alternative formulary preparations

Hydrous ointment

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Non Formulary

Epimax® ointment and Zeroderm® are alternative formulary preparations

  
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Unlicensed Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Homecare
Homecare
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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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