MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Emollient creams and ointments (for skin moisturiser)

Drug Safety Update

 December 2018: Emollients: new information about risk of severe and fatal burns with paraffin-containing and paraffin-free emollients.

 April 2016: Paraffin-based skin emollients on dressings or clothing: fire risk.

 December 2014: Paraffin-based treatments: risk of fire hazard

Important safety information (for all Emollients)

The CSM has warned that these preparations make skin and surfaces slippery, therefore particular care is needed when bathing.

Pack Price
50 gram £1.04
500 gram £5.26
Pack Price
1050 gram £11.62
150 gram £3.98
50 gram £1.40
500 gram £5.99

in the community Diprobase is cheaper to prescribe as a branded generic Epimax

Pack Price
50 gram £1.28
500 gram £6.32
Pack Price
100 gram £1.89
500 gram £3.99

in the community Doublebase® gel is cheaper to prescribe as a branded generic Isomol® gel

Pack Price
100 gram £2.65
1000 gram £10.98
500 gram £5.83
Pack Price
100 gram £1.99
500 gram £2.92
Pack Price
100 gram £0.75
500 gram £2.49
Pack Price
125 gram £3.22
350 gram £5.81
50 gram £1.93
500 gram £5.99
Pack Price
100 gram £2.33
500 gram £6.99
Pack Price
50 gram (1 x 50g pump) £2.70
500 gram £8.67
Pack Price
100 gram £4.20
50 gram £2.25
500 gram £12.25
Pack Price
1000 gram £8.20
125 gram £2.92
500 gram £4.96