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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
13.05.02  Expand sub section  Preparations for psoriasis
13.05.02  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for psoriasis
Calcipotriol (ointment)
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Topical vitamin D

 
   
Calcitriol  (ointment)
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Topical vitamin D

 
   
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

 
   
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

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

 
   
Alphosyl 2 in 1
(Coal tar extract 5%)
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Can be bought OTC


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

 
   
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

 
   
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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 Non Formulary Items
Carbo-Dome  (Coal Tar 10%)

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Alphosyl HC cream

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Clinitar

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Coal Tar in Lassars Paste

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Coal Tar in Unguentum M

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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)

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Cocois  (Tar)

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Pinetarsol  (Tars - bath preparations)

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Psoriderm  (Tar)

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

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Salicylic Acid in White Soft Paraffin

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Tacalcitol  (Curatoderm®)

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Tars  (Zinc and Coal Tar Paste®)

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Tazarotene 0.05%  (Zorac)

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Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP

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For routine prescribing in primary and secondary care.   

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Initiated (if clinically urgent) or advised (if non-urgent) by specialist in secondary care, prescribing can be continued in primary care.   

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Shared care  

Red Hospital

Hospital only  

Double Red

There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

Mixed

The traffic light of the drug is dependant on the indication. Please see individual drug entry for details  

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