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

13.8. Sunscreens, camouflagers and photodamage

13.8.1. Sunscreen preparations and photodamage

13.8.1.2. Conditions associated with photodamage

Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
IMIQUIMOD (ZYCLARA) (3.75% CREAM)

Restrictions:

Restricted to specialist initiation by clinicians experienced in the management of actinic keratoses only in patients with large field actinic keratosis (>25cm2) when other topical treatments are contraindicated or less appropriate.

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Specialist Only
5-AMINOLAEVULINIC ACID (AMELUZ) (GEL)

Restrictions:

  • Restricted to use by Consultant Dermatologists for the treatment of actinic keratosis of mild to moderate intensity on the face and scalp (Olsen grade 1 to 2).
  • Restricted to specialist use for the treatment of superficial and/or nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in adults unsuitable for surgical treatment due to possible treatment-related morbidity and/or poor cosmetic outcome.

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Specialist and GP
FLUOROURACIL (EFUDIX) (cream)
FLUOROURACIL AND SALICYLIC ACID (ACTIKERALL) (solution)

Restrictions: For use in the topical treatment of hyperkaratotic actinic keratosis (grade I/II) in adults

Prescribing Notes:

The relevant SMC advice for this product can be accessed here

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Specialist Only
METHYL AMINOLEVULINATE (METVIX) (cream)

Restrictions: Restricted to use by specialist dermatologists when other treatments are inappropriate or contra-indicated

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Specialist and GP
IMIQUIMOD (ALDARA) ( 5% cream)

Restrictions:

The treatment of clinically typical, nonhyperkeratotic, nonhypertrophic actinic keratoses on the face or scalp in immunocompetent adult patients is restricted to specialist initiation. The topical treatment of small superficial basal cell carcinoma is restricted to second line use by specialist dermatologists in adults where standard treatment with surgery or cryotherapy is contraindicated and fluorouracil is not appropriate.

Prescribing Notes:

For the use of imiquimod in genital and perianal warts, see section 13.7

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13.8.1.1. Sunscreen preparations

Preferred List
SUNSENSE ULTRA

Restrictions: ACBS restrictions apply to prescribing. See BNF for details.

Prescribing Notes:

This preparation has the protective effect of SPF 60.

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Total Formulary
ANTHELIOS XLSPF 50 (MELT-IN CREAM)

Restrictions: ACBS restrictions apply to prescribing. See BNF for details.

Prescribing Notes:

This preparation may be useful for patients with intolerance to parabens or fragrances.

Other Anthelios preparations remain non-formulary.

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UVISTAT

Restrictions: ACBS restrictions apply to prescribing. See BNF for details.

Prescribing Notes:

This product is a UVB-SPF 30 preparation.

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13.8.2. Camouflagers

Preferred List
VEIL

Prescribing Notes:

Available as a cover cream and finishing powder.

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