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13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for acne
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Resistance of P.acnes to both topical and oral antibiotics is rapidly developing. Topical antibiotics should not be used as monotherapy.

13.06.01  Expand sub section  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical antibacterials for acne
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1% Gel (Duac® )
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13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
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Clindamycin 1% topical lotion/solution  (Dalacin T®)

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Erythromycin solution with zinc  (Zineryt®)

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Non Formulary Prescribing of topical erythromycin (Zineryt®) is no longer supported because it has been associated with increased levels of antibiotic resistance
  
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Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

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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   

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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   

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