Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
North East Essex CCG
East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust

 
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13 Skin
13-05-02 Topical preparations for psoriasis

Calcipotriol ointment
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Topical vitamin D


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Calcitriol  ointment
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Topical vitamin D


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Dithranol
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Available as 

  • Dithranol 0.1% cream
  • Dithranol 0.25% cream
  • Dithranol 0.5% cream
  • Dithranol 1% cream (Dithrocream® HP)
  • Dithranol 2% cream (Dithrocream® 2%)
  • Dithranol 3%

Use only on advice of a specialist

On initiation prescribe all four (0.25%, 0.5%, 1%, 2%) titration strengths on initial prescription – only one prescription charge for patient


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Topical corticosteroids
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Topical corticosteroids are only suitable for treating localized psoriasis.

They should only be applied once daily.

Very potent topical steroids under specialist supervision only


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Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05% ointment,gel and foam
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Apply once daily


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Alphosyl 2 in 1
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Can be bought OTC


Coal tar shampoos should not be used alone for people who have severe scalp psoriasis


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Exorex Coal tar solution 5%
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Can be bought OTC


Coal tar shampoos should not be used alone for people who have severe scalp psoriasis


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Sebco® Coal tar solution 12%
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Can be bought OTC


Coal tar shampoos should not be used alone for people who have severe scalp psoriasis


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Carbo-Dome Coal Tar 10%
Non Formulary

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Alphosyl HC® cream
Non Formulary

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Clinitar
Non Formulary

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Coal Tar in Lassars Paste
Non Formulary

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Coal Tar in Unguentum M
Non Formulary

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Coal Tar Solution 2.5%, Arachis (peanut) Oil extract of Coal Tar 7.5%, Tar 7.5%, Cade Oil 7.5%, Liqiud Paraffin 35% Polytar Emollient®
Non Formulary

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Cocois Tar
Non Formulary

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Pinetarsol Tars - bath preparations
Non Formulary

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Psoriderm Tar
Non Formulary

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Salicylic Acid 3% w/w, Sulphur 3% w/w in Aqueous Cream
Non Formulary

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Salicylic Acid in White Soft Paraffin
Non Formulary

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Tacalcitol Curatoderm®
Non Formulary

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Tars Zinc and Coal Tar Paste®
Non Formulary

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Tazarotene 0.05% Zorac®
Non Formulary

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Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP
Non Formulary

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