MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

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

Corticosteroids (topical)

Suitable quantities of preparations to be prescribed for specific areas of the body

These amounts are usually suitable for an adult for a single daily application for two weeks.

  Topical corticosteroids
Creams & ointments
Face 15g - 30g
Both hands 15g - 30g
Scalp 15g - 30g
Both arms 30g - 60g
Both legs 100g
Trunk 100g
Groin & genitalia 15g - 30g

For the general actions, warnings and prescribing notes for steroids, see Corticosteroid responsive conditions