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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 (Differin®)
(Cream/ gel)
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Green

For the treatment of acne vulgaris, in line with Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community 2018.

APCO September 2018. 

 
   
Adapalene with Benzoyl Peroxide (Epiduo®)
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Green

For the treatment of acne vulgaris, in line with Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community 2018.

APCO September 2018. 

 
   
Isotretinoin (Isotrex® gel)
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Red

Specialist prescribing only.

APCO May 2011.

 
   
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Isotretinoin with erythromycin  (Isotrexin®)

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Tretinoin with clindamycin  (Treclin®)

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Tretinoin with erythromycin  (Aknemycin® Plus)

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Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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