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13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
Azelaic Acid (Finacea)
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15% gel.
Restricted to Rosacea.

  • Normally second line, topical metronidazole gel or cream generally preferred
 
   
Azelaic Acid (Skinoren)
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20% cream.
  • Restricted to acne Vulgaris
  • Not to be used first line 
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    Benzoyl Peroxide (Acnecide)
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    Formulary
    Green

    Gel 5% in an aqueous gel base

    OTC Patients should be advised to purchase a suitable product over the counter

    • May be prescribed if appropriate to in-patients; patients should be advised on discharge that further supply should be purchased
     
       
    Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1% (Duac Once Daily)
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    Formulary
    Green

    Gel

    • Not first line
    • Moderate-severe acne where self-care and benzoly peroxide alone has not been effective
     
       
    13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical antibacterials for acne
    13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
    13.06.01  Expand sub section  Other topical preparations for acne to top
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     Non Formulary Items
    Benzoyl Peroxide  (Brevoxyl®)

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    Non Formulary
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    Benzoyl Peroxide  (PanOxyl)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
    Supply information (31/1/2014)
  • PanOxyl Aquagel (Gel with an Aqueous vehicle) all strengths- Discontinued

  • PanOxyl Acnegel (Gel with an Alcoholic vehicle) all strengths- Out of Stock until further notice

  • PanOxyl cream (cream with an Alcoholic basis) all strengths- Out of Stock until further notice, although UKMA hasn't been suspended so due back in future

  • Panoxyl Wash- Discontinued

  • Also available with antibacterial - see Duac
  • Made non-formulary due to supply issues March 2013, for review when products available
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    Benzoyl Peroxide with antimcrobials  (Quinoderm®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
      
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    Status Description

    Grey

    Grey / Non-Formulary: Medicines, which the Nottinghamshire APC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (undergoing assessment): Work is ongoing and will be reviewed at a future APC meeting.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (no formal assessment): APC has not formally reviewed this medicine or indication because it had never been requested for formulary inclusion. Often used for drugs new to market.
      

    Red

    Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only. eg hospital only.
    For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.
      

    Amber 1

    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.
    Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Amber 2

    Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care / general practice after specialist* recommendation or initiation.
    A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust DTCs and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
    *Specialist is defined by the APC as a clinician who has undertaken an appropriate formal qualification or recognised training programme within the described area of practice
      

    Amber 3

    Primary care/ non specialist may initiate as per APC guideline.
    The supporting prescribing guideline must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust D&TC(s) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Green

    Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care.
    Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.   

    OTC

      

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