Case Number 3550
Request Date 25/03/2014
Completion Date 31/03/2014

 

Details of the Request

Does your trust provide PUVA (psoralen combined with ultraviolet A) treatment ?

Please state as fully as possible the number of patients on the following drugs regardless of diagnosis;

  • Acitretin (Soriatane)
  • Alitretinoin (Toctino)
  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • Ciclosporin (Neoral)
  • Methotrexate
  • Potent Topical corticosteroids (such as betamethasone dipropionate)
  • Very Potent Topical corticosteroids (such as clobetasol propionate)

 

Details of the Response

1. Does your trust provide PUVA (psoralen combined with ultraviolet A) treatment ?

Yes

 

2. Please state as fully as possible the number of patients on the following drugs regardless of diagnosis

We have 4 known patients receiving Alitretinoin

For each of the other drug groups it is not possible to tell how many patients there were in total as some is supplied to wards as stock, which may not represent a unique patient.

Please see below the number of known patients and also stock issued from April 2013 until February 2014:

Name Patient Stock Total
Acitretin 10 0 10
Azathioprine 41 168 209
Ciclosporin 7 118 125
Methotrexate 123 0 123
Potent Topical Corticosteroid 132 74 206
Very Potent Topical Corticosteroid 34 244 278
Grand Total 347 604 951