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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for acne
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Joint guidance

Prescribing guidance

Benzoyl peroxide gels and creams available OTC.

Topical antibiotics should not usually be used long term due to the possibility of the development of bacterial resistance.

Stop treatment after 12 weeks, and consider using benzoyl peroxide as a substitute instead if necessary.

All treatments should be trialled for 6 to 8 weeks prior to assessment of efficacy

13.06.01  Expand sub section  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Combination products containing benzoyl peroxide
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical retinoid
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Combination products containing retinoids to top
Clindamycin/ tretinoin gel (Treclin)
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Isotretinoin with antibacterial (Isotrexin)
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Tretinoin with antibacterial  (Aknemycin Plus)

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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  

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Hospital only  

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There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

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