Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
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The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
13. Skin

13.10. Anti-infective skin preparations

13.10.1. Antibacterial preparations

13.10.1.1. Antibacterial preparations only used topically

Preferred List
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (CRYSTACIDE) (1% CREAM)
MUPIROCIN (BACTROBAN)

Prescribing Notes:

Used in MRSA eradication therapy as outlined by Infection Control guidelines.  For nasal preparations, see section 12.2.3.

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Total Formulary
POLYFAX (OINTMENT)

13.10.1.2. Antibacterial preparations also used systemically

Preferred List
METRONIDAZOLE

Prescribing Notes:

For topical preparations, please refer to 13.6.1.  Metronidazole is available in a range of topical preparations, some of which are licensed for acne rosacea. Consult BNF for further information.

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FUSIDIC ACID (FUCIDIN)

Prescribing Notes:

For oral preparations, see section 5.1.7.

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Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
DAPSONE

Restrictions:

Restricted to specialist initiation for licensed indications. 

Prescribing Notes:

For indications other than dermatology please refer to section 5.1.10

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13.10.2. Antifungal preparations

Preferred List
MICONAZOLE (2% cream)

Restrictions: Restrictions: Excludes Daktarin® powder.

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CLOTRIMAZOLE (1% cream)
Total Formulary
TERBINAFINE
NYSTAFORM

Prescribing Notes:

Contains nystatin and chlorhexidine hydrochloride

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13.10.3. Antiviral preparations

Preferred List
ACICLOVIR (5% cream)

Prescribing Notes:

For oral preparations, see 5.3.2.1 and for eye ointment, see 11.3.3.

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Total Formulary
PENCICLOVIR

13.10.4. Parasiticidal preparations

For the treatment of head lice, please refer to the NHSGGC Head Lice Service protocol available on StaffNet (Cut and paste the following link into your web browser to access): http://www.staffnet.ggc.scot.nhs.uk/Acute/Division%20Wide%20Services/Pharmacy%20and%20Prescribing%20Support%20Unit/Community%20Pharmacy/Documents/Head%20Lice%20guidance%20notes%20August%202009.doc
Preferred List
DIMETICONE (HEDRIN) (LOTION)

Prescribing Notes:

Preparations contain 4% dimeticone. Hedrin® does not contain a chemical insecticide, but works by encapsulating the head lice, preventing them from functioning.

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MALATHION
Total Formulary
PERMETHRIN

13.10.5. Preparations for minor cuts and abrasions

Preferred List
MAGNESIUM SULPHATE (PASTE)