13.4. Topical corticosteroidsTopical corticosteroid preparations that do not contain lanolin should be used where available. Patients prescribed topical steroids should have their treatment reviewed regularly to avoid unnecessary long-term use. Very potent steroids should not routinely be prescribed on repeat prescription without a dermatologist review.
13.4.1. Mildly potent
Other strengths of hydrocortisone cream or ointment are considered to be non-Formulary.
13.4.2. Mildly potent with antimicrobials
Contains hydrocortisone and miconazole.
Products contain nystatin 100,00 units, chlorhexidine hydrochloride 1% w/w and hydrocortisone 0.5% w/w.
13.4.3. Mildly potent with crotamiton
13.4.4. Moderately potent
13.4.5. Moderately potent with antimicrobial
This is a moderately potent topical corticosteroid with anti-infective agents (clobetasone butyrate, oxytetracycline and nystatin).
Restrictions: Restricted to patients who are unsuitable for other topical preparations
13.4.7. Potent with antimicrobials
This is a potent topical corticosteroid with an anti-infective agent (betamethasone valerate and clioquinol).