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 Formulary Chapter 13: Skin - Full Chapter
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13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical preparations for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical antibacterials for acne
13.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical retinoids and related preparations for acne
Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo)
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  • Adapalene 0.1% & benzoyl peroxide 2.5% Gel
  • Adapalene 0.3% & benzoyl peroxide 2.5% Gel

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  • First-line
  • Use lower strength for mild to moderate acne
  • Use higher strength for more severe acne

 

 
   
Adapalene (Differin)
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Differin cream 0.1%

Differin Gel 0.1%

 
   
Isotretinoin Gel 0.05% (Isotrex gel)
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Isotretinoin with antibacterial (Isotrexin)
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  • Gel, isotretinoin 0.05%, erythromycin 2%

 

 
   
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Tretinoin  (Retin-A)

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Tretinoin with antibacterial  (Aknemycin Plus)

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Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

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Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

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Specialist or GP initiation in line with local guideline after 1st line failure followed by GP continuation   

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation in line with an agreed shared care guideline  

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Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

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These medicines have been evaluated and rejected by MKPAG and are NOT approved for use within MK. They are not recommended for use because of lack of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

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