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13.8 SUNSCREENS AND CAMOUFLAGERS

13.8 SUNSCREENS AND CAMOUFLAGERS

13.8.1 Sunscreen preparations

All the sunscreens listed contain UVB and UVA protection. They are drugs when prescribed for skin protection against ultraviolet 
radiation in abnormal cutaneous photosensitivity. Need to be endorsed 'ACBS' on FP10 prescription. 
 
GREEN      Anthelios® melt in cream (UVA + UVB protection UVB-SPF 50+)    
GREEN      Sunsense®  Ultra Lotion (UVA +UVB protection UVB-SPF 50+) 
GREEN      Uvistat®cream (UVB-SPF 20)  
 
Sunscreen/ camouflagers 
A combination product suitable for patients with darker skin tones which is available from Dundee Hospital only.
 
RED            Dundee Cream (UVB-SPF 50)   
 
Photodamage 
 
GREEN        Diclofenac sodium 3% gel (Solaraze®) - prescribe by brand 
GREEN        Fluorouracil 5% cream (Efudix®)  - for actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease
RED             Fluorouracil 5% cream (Efudix®) - for basal cell carcinoma
                    Protocol for using Efudix 5% for actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease
 
January 2020, Important Drug Alert; Ingenol mabuate (Picato®) gel) removed from formulary following recall by manufacturer as a precautionary
                                                                    measure  due to concerns on the possible risk of skin malignancy. See alert 

13 8.2  Hirsutism 

BLACK            Eflornithine (Vaniqa ® 11.5% cream)  
 
RED                 Camouflage Creams and Powders
East Lancashire and BwD Clinical Commissioning Groups do not routinely commission cosmetic treatments.
Patients are able to purchase camouflage creams and powders on the high street, on-line and via local community pharmacies.
See Prescribing Policy: Camouflage (covering) Creams and Powders