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13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
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Emollients are often used to help manage dry, itchy or scaly skin conditions. Patients with mild dry skin can be successfully managed using over the counter products on a long term basis. Emollients should not be prescribed for this use, but instead bought OTC.

Conditions for which OTC items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

Epimax
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50:50 white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin ointment
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AproDerm Colloidal Oat Cream
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For use when a paraffin-free emollient is required 

 
 
Cetraben Lotion
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DoubleBase gel
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Emulsifying ointment
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Hydrous ointment
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Nutraplus Cream
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Ultrabase Ointment
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White Soft Paraffin BP
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Zerobase gel
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Zerocream
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Zeroderm Ointment
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Zerodouble Gel
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QV Cream
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Only for prescribing when 1st-line emollients have not been effective

 
 
QV Ointment
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Only for prescribing when 1st-line ointments have not been effective

 
 
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - preparations containing urea
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - with antimicrobials
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
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Emollient bath and shower preparations are not recommended for prescribing

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Green -Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care and Secondary care Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies  

Amber

Amber- Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care after specialist /Consultant recommendation or initiation. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Medicines and Therapeutic Committee and approved by the Area Prescribing Committee.   

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Red-Hospital initiation and continuation only  

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AMBER SHARE CARE PROTOCOL- Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers only under a shared care protocol, once the patient has been stabilised  

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GREEN 2- to be prescribed by primary care only   

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GREY- NON FORMULARY (As agreed by Area Prescribing Committee)  

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