NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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13 Skin

13.8 Sunscreens, camouflagers and photodamage

13.8.1 Sunscreen preparations and photodamage

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.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/106182.htm

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.

UVISTAT

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

Prescribing Notes:

This product is a UVB-SPF 30 preparation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/6081.htm

13.8.1.2 Conditions associated with photodamage

Total Formulary
FLUOROURACIL (EFUDIX) (cream)
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).

Prescribing Notes:

For the relevant SMC advice click here

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

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/217934.htm

IMIQUIMOD (ALDARA) (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

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/77881.htm?q=IMIQUImod&t=search&ss=text&p=1#_hit

METHYL AMINOLEVULINATE (METVIX) (cream)

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

13.8.2 Camouflagers

Preferred list
VEIL

Prescribing Notes:

Available as a cover cream and finishing powder.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/6088.htm