Preparations for eczema

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ICHTHAMMOL 1% ZINC OXIDE BP 15% IN YELLOW SOFT PARAFFIN

Important: Therapy notes

Important: Formulation

Paste

ZINC PASTE AND ICHTHAMMOL

Important: Formulation

Bandages

DUPILUMAB

Important: Therapy notes

  • Dupilumab is for specialist use only (Dermatology Consultant or Specialist Nurse) for patients with moderate to severe eczema not adequately controlled with topical therapies, and who have had an inadequate response, or contra-indications to phototherapy or standard systemic immunosuppressants eg methotrexate, azathioprine, ciclosporin.
  • Dermatology will perform clinical monitoring every 3 months.
  • National Eczema Society Factsheet on Dupilumab.
    GP will provide patient information booklet.
    See SMC2011

Important: Formulation and dosage details

Formulation:

Solution for injection pre-filled syringe 300mg (specialist use only)

Dosage:

Subcutaneous injection. Initially 600mg, followed by 300mg every 2 weeks, the initial dose should be administered as two consecutive 300mg injections at different injection sites, review treatment if no response after 16 weeks.

Homecare is the preferred option - contact  nhsh.homecare@nhs.scot