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13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients
Aqueous Cream BP
(Cream)
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Formulary
OTC
  • Formulary at all trusts.
  • Greasy level 1/4 (least greasy).
  • Suitable as soap substitute.
  • Aqueous cream may be associated with skin reactions (stinging, burning, itching and redness) when used as a 'leave-on' emollient, often within 20 minutes of application.

 

 
Link  UKMI Q & A: Why aqueous cream is not recommended as a leave on moisturiser
   
Cetraben®
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Formulary
Green

 

  • Primary Care and NWAFT only.
  • Cream.
  • Greasy level 1/4 (least greasy).

 

 
   
Zerocream®
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Formulary
OTC
    • Cream
    • Greasy level 1/4 (least greasy)
  • Non - formulary at all trusts.

 

 
   
Zeroderm®
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Formulary
OTC
    • Ointment
    • Greasy 
  • Non formulary at all trusts.



 

 
   
Zerodouble Gel®
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Formulary
OTC
    • Gel
    • Light
  • Non formulary at all trusts. 



 

 
   
Oilatum®
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Formulary
Green

 

  • Primary Care and NWAFT only

 

  • Cream

 

  • Junior Cream

 

 
   
Unguentum M®
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Formulary
Red Hospital

 

 

    • CUHFT Non-formulary

 

    • NWAFT and RPH - Formulary

 

    • Greasy level 3/4.

 

 
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Non-proprietary emollient preparations
Emulsifying Ointment BP
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Formulary
OTC

  • In Primary Care this is self-care Self-care policy

  • Formulary at all other trusts


    • Emulsifying wax 30%, white soft paraffin 50%, liquid paraffin 20%.

    • Greasy level 4/4 (most greasy).



 
   
Liquid and White Soft Paraffin Ointment (50:50)
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Formulary
OTC

  • In Primary care this is self-care Self-care policy

  • Formulary at all other trusts


    • Greasy level 4/4 (most greasy)



 
   
Hydrous Ointment, BP
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Formulary
OTC

  •  In Primary care this is self-care Self-care policy

  • Formulary at all other trusts

  • NWAFT - Non-formulary 

    • NOTE: contains lanolin.



 
   
White Soft Paraffin BP
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Formulary
Red Hospital

  • In Primary Care Non-Formulary see Emollient Prescribing Guideline for formulary alternatives

  • Formulary at all other trusts


    • White petroleum jelly.

    • Greasy level 4/4 (most greasy)



  • NWAFT - Non-formulary

 
Link  Information on Fire Hazard with Paraffin Based Skin Products
   
Yellow Soft Parrafin BP
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Formulary
Red Hospital

  • In Primary Care Non-formulary. See Emollient Prescribing Guideline for formulary alternatives

  • Formulary at all other trusts


    • Yellow petroleum jelly.

    • Greasy level 4/4 (most greasy)



 
Link  Information on Fire Hazard with Paraffin Based Skin Products
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Emollients - with antimicrobials
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Greasy emollients
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Proprietary emollient preparations to top
Epimax®
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Formulary
OTC

 




  • Non formulary at all trusts.




 






 

 
   
Neutrogena Dermatological Cream®
(Cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
OTC

  • In Primary Care this is self care Self-care Policy choice if a paraffin-free formulation is needed

  • Non formulary at all trusts

 
   
Diprobase®
(Cream, Ointment)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
DoubleBase®
(Gel)
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Formulary
Green

  • In Primary Care Non-formulary. See Emollient Prescribing Guideline for formulary alternatives

  • Formulary at all other trusts


    • Greasy level 3/4

    • Please note, the Dayleve preparation is currently not on formulary.



 
   
Epaderm®
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

  • Primary Care - non-formulary. See Emollient Prescribing Guideline for formulary alternatives

  • CUHFT - Restricted - Cream: Dermatologists only. 125g pots encouraged supplied routinely. 500g need special request

  • Ointment is non-formulary and has been replaced by Hydromol ointment



  • Non-formulary at all other trusts

 
   
Hydromol®
(Cream, Ointment)
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Red Hospital
 
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  Preparations containing urea
Balneum® Plus cream
(Emollient preparation containing Urea)
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Formulary
OTC

  • In Primary Care this is self-care Self-care Policy

  • CUHFT and RPH - Formulary 1st choice

  • NWAFT - Formulary 2nd choice

  • CPFT - Formulary

    • Plus Cream urea 5%, lauromacrogols 3%.

    • Cream urea 5%, ceramide 0.1% non-formulary.



 
   
Nutraplus®
(Emollient preparation containing Urea)
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Formulary
OTC

  • In Primary Care this is self-care Self-care Policy

  • CUHFT and RPH - Formulary 2nd choice

    • Cream urea 10%

    • Non-paraffin choice



  • NWAFT and CPFT - Non-formulary

 
   
Aquadrate®
(Emollient preparation containing Urea, cream)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber No SCG

  • Primary Care - Not recommended

  • CUHFT and RPH - Formulary 3rd line (ONLY 1st and 2nd line have not been tolerated/effective)

  • NWAFT and CPFT - Formulary

    • 10% urea



 
   
13.02.01  Expand sub section  With antimicrobials
Dermol®
(Emollient preparation with antimicrobials)
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Formulary
OTC

  • Primary Care: Emollients with antimicrobials should only be used where infection is clinically significant in flare ups. Use should be targeted and short term. Formulary choices are restricted to Dermol 500 or Dermol Cream. See CCG Emollient Prescribing Guideline.

  • Can be purchased from a Community Pharmacist where the patient is willing and able

  • CUHFT and RPH - Restricted Item  For dermatologists only.

  • NWAFT and CPFT - Formulary



    • Dermol® Cream - Greasy level 2/4

    • Dermol® 500 Lotion - Greasy level 1/4 (least greasy)






 

 
   
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Emollient bath and shower preparations
13.02.01.01  Expand sub section  With antimicrobials
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 Non Formulary Items
Aquamax®

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Non Formulary
Non Formulary
 
Aquamol®
(Cream)

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Aveeno®

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Non Formulary
Black
  • Colloidal oatmeal in emollient basis.
  • Cream
  • Lotion
  • Greasy level 2/4
 
Aveeno® Bath Oil
(Emollient Bath Additive)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Balneum®
(Emollient Bath Additive)

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Non Formulary
Black

  • Bath oil

  • Plus bath oil

 
Calmurid®
(Emollient preparation containing Urea)

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Non Formulary
Non Formulary
  • Urea 10%, lactic acid 5% cream
  •  
    Cetraben®
    (Emollient Bath Additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black
     
    Dermalo®
    (Emollient Bath Additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black
     
    Dermatonics Heel Balm®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Cream urea 25%
  •  
    DoubleBase Dayleve®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    Doublebase®
    (Emollient bath and shower additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

    • Bath additive

    • Shower gel

     
    E45®
    (Emollient Bath Additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

    • Bath oil

    • Wash cream

     
    E45®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    E45® Itch Relief Cream
    (Emollient preparation containing Urea)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary

    • Cream urea 5%, macrogol lauryl ether 3%

     
    Eczmol®
    (Emollient preparation with antimicrobials )

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Cream
  •  
    Emollient preparation  (Dermamist®)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Spray application, white soft paraffin 10% in a basis containing liquid paraffin, fractionated coconut oil.
  •  
    Emollin®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    Emulsiderm®
    (Emollient Bath Additive with Anitmicrobials)

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    Non Formulary
    Black
     
    Eucerin® Intensive
    (Emollient preparation containing Urea)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Lotion urea 10%
  • Cream urea 10%
  • Greasy level 1/4 (least greasy)
  •  
    Flexitol®
    (Emollient preparation containing Urea)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Heel Balm Urea 25%
  •  
    Hydromol®
    (Emollient bath and shower additive, emollient)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

     


     

     
    Hydromol® Intensive
    (Emollient preparation containing Urea)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Cream urea 10%
  •  
    Imuderm® emollient
    (Emollient preparation containing Urea)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
  • Cream urea 5%, glycerine 5%
  •  
    Lipobase®

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
    Oilatum®
    (Emollient Bath Additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

     

    • Bath additive (emulsion).
    • Junior bath additive.
    • Shower emollient (gel).
     
    Oilatum® Plus
    (Emollient bath additive with antimicrobials)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

    • Bath additive.

     
    QV®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Lotion
  • Cream
  • Intensive ointment
  •  
    QV®
    (Emollient Bath Additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

    • Bath oil.

    • Gentle wash.

     
    Ultrabase®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    ZeroAQS®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Cream
  •  
    Zerobase®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Cream
  •  
    Zeroguent®

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
  • Cream
  •  
    Zerolatum®
    (Emollient Bath Additive)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

    • Emollient medicinal bath oil.

     
    Zeroneum®
    (Emollient Bath Additives)

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    Non Formulary
    Black

    • Bath oil.

     
      
    Key
    note Notes
    Section Title Section Title (top level)
    Section Title Section Title (sub level)
    First Choice Item First Choice item
    Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
    Restricted Drug
    Restricted Drug
    Unlicensed Drug
    Unlicensed
    Track Changes
    Display tracking information
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to adult BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to children's BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to SPCs
    SMC
    Scottish Medicines Consortium
    Cytotoxic Drug
    Cytotoxic Drug
    CD
    Controlled Drug
    High Cost Medicine
    High Cost Medicine
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    NHSE
    NHS England
    Homecare
    Homecare
    CCG
    CCG

    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description

    OTC

    Available Over the Counter. Consider Self Care   

    Green

    Formulary - Can be prescribed in both secondary and primary care.   

    Advice

    Formulary - Specialist Advice, secondary care advice provided for primary care initiation.  

    Amber No SCG

    Formulary - Specialist initiation without shared care guidance.  

    Amber SCG

    Formulary - Specialist initiation with shared care guidance.  

    Red Hospital

    Restricted - Hospital only, not to be prescribed in primary care.  

    Switch

    Not recommended for prescribing. Switch to alternative cost-effective option.   

    Black

    Not recommended for prescribing in primary or secondary care.  

    Grey

    Not recommended as no formal application made for addition to the formulary. Contact relevant pharmacy team for further information.   

    Non Formulary

    Non-Formulary (category under review).  

    netFormulary