Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Formulary Chapter 13: Skin -
MHRA drug safety update: Emollients and risk of severe and fatal burns: new resources available (Aug 2020)
Specials recommended by the British Association of Dermatologist (BAD)
Oxidisers, and dyes
Hydrogen Peroxide Solution BP
(Solution 3% 200mL, Solution 6% 200mL)
MHRA alert: Risk of gas embolism when used in surgery
(Solution tablets 400mg - not for oral use)
In Primary Care Specilaist Advice
at all other trusts
1 tablet dissolved in 4 litres of water provides a 0.01% (1 in 10,000) solution for external use only.
NHS England: Patient safety alert Dec 2014
Non Formulary Items
Potassium Permanganate Solution 0.1%
Solution, potassium permanganate 0.1% (1 in 1000) in water.
To be diluted 1 in 10 to provide a 0.01% (1 in 10 000) solution
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Available Over the Counter. Consider Self Care
Formulary - Can be prescribed in both secondary and primary care.
Formulary - Specialist Advice, secondary care advice provided for primary care initiation.
Formulary - Specialist initiation without shared care guidance.
Formulary - Specialist initiation with shared care guidance.
Restricted - Hospital only, not to be prescribed in primary care.
Not recommended for prescribing. Switch to alternative cost-effective option.
Not recommended for prescribing in primary or secondary care.
Not recommended as no formal application made for addition to the formulary. Contact relevant pharmacy team for further information.
Non-Formulary (category under review).