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

13.9. Shampoos and other preparations for scalp and hair conditions

13.9.1. Shampoo preparations

Preferred List
KETOCONAZOLE (2% shampoo)

Prescribing Notes:

Not for use in the treatment of psoriasis

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DERMAX

Prescribing Notes:

For use in soborrhoeic scalp conditions like dermatitis. Contains benzalkonium chloride 0.5%

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ALPHOSYL 2 IN 1

Prescribing Notes:

Contains alcoholic coal-tar extract 5%

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CAPASAL

Prescribing Notes:

Contains coal tar1%, coconut oil 1% and salicylic acid 0.5%

BNF Link

Total Formulary
SELENIUM SULPHIDE (SELSUN)

Prescribing Notes:

Contains selenium sulphide 2.5%

BNF Link

T/Gel (shampoo)

Prescribing Notes:

Contains coal tar extract 2% (20mg in 1ml)

BNF Link

CEANEL CONCENTRATE

Prescribing Notes:

Contains cetrimide 10% and undecenoic acid 1%

BNF Link

13.9.2. Scalp preparations

For corticosteroid scalp preparations, please refer to section 13.4
Preferred List
COAL TAR, SALICYLIC ACID AND SULPHUR (COCOIS) (scalp ointment)

Prescribing Notes:

For use in psoriasis.

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COAL TAR, SALICYLIC ACID AND SULPHUR (SEBCO) (scalp ointment)

Prescribing Notes:

For use in psoriasis

BNF Link

Total Formulary
salicylic acid in aquoeus cream 10%

Prescribing Notes:

This is not available as a licensed proprietary preparation, but is routinely available as a "special"

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salicylic acid in aqueous cream 5%

Prescribing Notes:

This is not available as a licensed proprietary preparation, but is routinely available as a "special"

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13.9.3. Hirsutism

Preferred List
CO-CYPRINDIOL

Prescribing Notes:

Brands include Dianette®. Contains a mixture of cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol in a 2000:35 part ratio. CSM advice (see BNF for full advice): Prescribers are reminded that the risk of venous thromboembolism is higher in women taking co-cyprindiol than those taking a low-dose combined oral contraceptive. It is licensed for severe acne and moderately severe hirsutism and should not be used solely for contraception though it is occasionally used as a contraceptive (unlicensed indication) when acne is present. It is contraindicated in those with a personal or close family history of venous thromboembolism.

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Total Formulary
EFLORNITHINE

Restrictions: Restricted for the treatment of facial hirsutism in women for whom alternative drug therapy is ineffective, contraindicated or considered inappropriate.

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