Appendix D. Topical corticosteroids for the treatment of atopic eczema, grouped by potency

Appendix D. Topical corticosteroids for the treatment of atopic eczema, grouped by potency

BNF chemical name

Manufacturer

Product name (®)

Posology from SPCs, where available

Net cost[a] per 30 g/30 ml[b] for each strength (does not include VAT or dispensing fee)

Mild potency

Hydrocortisone

Alpharma

BCM Specials

Bell Sons & Co. (Druggists)

Bioglan Laboratories

Bioglan Pharmaceuticals

Biorex Laboratories

Co-Pharma

Diomed Developments

Galpharm Healthcare

Lagap Pharmaceuticals

Norton Pharmaceuticals

Novartis

Pinewood Laboratories

Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK)

Roussel Laboratories

Thornton & Ross

Waymade

Generic hydrocortisone cream 0.5%, 1%, ointment 0.5%, 1%

N/A

£0.66, £0.74, £0.65, £0.76

Hydrocortisone

GlaxoSmithKline

Efcortelan cream/ointment 0.5%, 1%, 2.5%

2–3 times daily

£0.66, £0.81, £1.83

Hydrocortisone

Yamanouchi

Mildison Lipocream 1%

2–3 times daily

£2.63

Hydrocortisone

Dermal

Dioderm cream 0.1%

Twice daily

£2.69

Fluocinolone acetonide

GP Pharma

Synalar cream 1/10, 0.0025%

2–3 times daily

£1.15

Moderate potency

Alclometasone dipropionate

Pliva

Modrasone cream/ointment 0.05%

2–3 times daily

£1.69

Betamethasone valerate

GlaxoSmithKline

Betnovate RD cream/ointment 0.025%

2–3 times daily

£1.08

Clobetasone butyrate

GlaxoSmithKline

Eumovate cream/ointment 0.05%

Up to 4 times daily

£1.70

Desoximetasone

Stiefel

Stiedex LP oily cream 0.05%

2–3 times daily

£2.46

Fluocinolone acetonide

GP Pharma

Synalar cream/ointment 1/4, 0.00625%

2–3 times daily

£1.22

Fluocortolone

Meadow

Ultralanum Plain cream/ointment 0.25%

N/A

£1.77

Fludroxycortide

Typharm

Haelan cream/ointment 0.0125%

2–3 times daily

£1.63

Potent

Beclometasone dipropionate

GlaxoSmithKline

Propaderm cream/ointment 0.025%

Twice daily

£1.74

Betamethasone dipropionate

Schering Plough

Diprosone cream/ointment 0.05%, lotion 0.05%

1–2 times daily

£2.05, £2.61

Betamethasone valerate

GlaxoSmithKline

Betnovate cream/ointment 0.1%, lotion 0.1%, scalp application 0.1%

2–3 times daily

£1.31, £1.57, £1.71

Betamethasone valerate

Celltech

Bettamousse foam 0.12%

Twice daily

£2.25

Betamethasone valerate

Dermal

Betacap scalp application 0.1%

Twice daily

£1.27

Betamethasone valerate

Dowelhurst, Futuna

Generic betamethasone valerate cream 0.1%, ointment 0.1%

N/A

£1.54, £1.69

Diflucortolone valerate

Meadow

Nerisone cream/ointment 0.1%, oily cream 0.1%

N/A

£1.59, £2.56

Fluocinolone acetonide

GP Pharma

Synalar cream/ointment 0.025%, gel 0.025%

2–3 times daily

£1.74, £2.57

Fluocinonide

GP Pharma

Metosyn FAPG cream 0.05%, ointment 0.05%

3–4 times daily

£1.54, £1.52

Fluticasone propionate

GlaxoSmithKline

Cutivate cream 0.05%

Once daily

£4.59

Fluticasone propionate

GlaxoSmithKline

Cutivate ointment 0.05%

Twice daily

£4.59

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Yamanouchi

Locoid Lipocream 0.1%

2–3 times daily

£2.38

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Yamanouchi

Locoid cream/ointment 0.1%, scalp lotion 0.1%

2–4 times daily

£2.27, £3.15

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Yamanouchi

Locoid Crelo 0.1%

2–3 times daily

£2.72

Mometasone furoate

Schering Plough

Elocon cream/ointment 0.1%, scalp lotion 0.1%

Once daily

£4.22, £4.88

Very potent

Clobetasol propionate

GlaxoSmithKline

Dermovate cream/ointment 0.05%, scalp application 0.05%

1–2 times daily

£2.48, £3.27

Diflucortolone valerate

Schering Health/Meadow

Nerisone Forte ointment/oily cream 0.3%

N/A

£4.18

Halcinonide

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Halciderm cream 0.1%

2–3 times daily

£3.40

[a] Taken from BNF 47 (March 2004)

[b] Using largest pack sizes available (for example, where 100 g is the largest pack size, the cost is calculated using the 100 g price multiplied by 0.3)

N/A – not available