Prescribing on Sunscreens is permitted if in line with ACBS approved indications/ criteria.
If this criteria is not met than prescribing should be reviewed and stopped. Recommend self care and OTC purchases
ONLY sunscreens with SPF30 + with UVB and 4/5* UVA ratings should be used.
Remind patients that sunscreens are not a substitute for covering skin and avoiding sunlight.
ACBS criteria requires patients to apply sunscreen correctly - liberally and thickly every 2 hours approx.
Prescribable for photosensitive skin disorders including genetic disorders, vitiligo, following radio-therapy, photo-aggravated rosacea, recurrent herpes simplex labialis and photodermatoses, including drug induced photosensitivity.