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

13.2. 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).

13.2.1.1. Emollient bath additives and shower preparations

Preferred List
DERMOL 600 (BATH EMOLLIENT)
DERMOL 500 (LOTION)

Prescribing Notes:

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

BNF Link

DERMOL 200 (SHOWER EMOLLIENT)
HYDROMOL (BATH AND SHOWER EMOLLIENT)
Total Formulary
OILATUM (SHOWER EMOLLIENT (FRAGRANCE-FREE))
DOUBLEBASE (EMOLLIENT SHOWER GEL)
Preferred List
ZERODERM (ointment)
ZEROBASE (cream)
LIQUID AND WHITE SOFT PARAFFIN (OINTMENT)
HYDROMOL (Ointment)
Total Formulary
ZERODOUBLE (gel)
ZEROCREAM (cream)
CETRABEN (EMOLLIENT CREAM)
DOUBLEBASE (GEL)
E45 (Cream and Lotion)
DIPROBASE (cream)

13.2.2. Barrier preparations

Preferred List
ZINC AND CASTOR OIL (OINTMENT)

Prescribing Notes:

Contains arachis (peanut) oil

BNF Link

YELLOW SOFT PARAFFIN
Total Formulary
CONOTRANE (CREAM)