NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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13 Skin

13.2 Emollient and barrier preparations

13.2.1 Emollients

The MHRA published a Drug Safety Update in December 2018 about the fire risk and risk of burns associated with emollients and issued advice for health professionals.  The advice can be accessed by clicking here (external link).

Preferred list
LIQUID AND WHITE SOFT PARAFFIN (OINTMENT)

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/85489.htm#_85489

ZERODERM (ointment)
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ZERODOUBLE (gel)

13.2.1.1 Emollient bath additives and shower preparations

Preferred list
DERMOL 500 (LOTION)

Prescribing Notes:

Contains an antimicrobial and the lotion can be used as a soap substitute

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/85525.htm

DERMOL 600 (BATH EMOLLIENT)

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/85525.htm

DERMOL 200 (SHOWER EMOLLIENT)

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/85525.htm

HYDROMOL (BATH AND SHOWER EMOLLIENT)

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5777.htm

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OILATUM (SHOWER EMOLLIENT (FRAGRANCE-FREE))

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5786.htm#_5786

DOUBLEBASE (EMOLLIENT SHOWER GEL)

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/200782.htm

13.2.2 Barrier preparations

Preferred list
ZINC AND CASTOR OIL (OINTMENT)

Prescribing Notes:

Contains arachis (peanut) oil

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5767.htm

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