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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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Preservative-free (PF) formulations - Preservative intolerance should be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. If PF formulation is warranted, proprietary preservative-free formulations (often available as unit dose preparations) should be prescribed if at all possible. Manufactured “specials” are unlicensed and almost invariably cost significantly more.  PF formulations are appropriate, for example when a patient wears soft contact lenses or daily disposable contact lenses and wearing glasses instead is not a viable option such as for long courses OR where patient shows signs of preservative toxicity sometimes seen with multiple daily administrations.

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11.01  Expand sub section  Administration of drugs to the eye
11.02  Expand sub section  Control of microbial contamination
11.03  Expand sub section  Anti-infective eye preparations
11.03.01  Expand sub section  Antibacterials
Chloramphenicol
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First Choice
Green

Chloramphen_Eye Dps 0.5%
Chloramphen_Eye Oint 1%
Chloramphen_PF Eye Dps 0.5% - preservative free eye drops prescribe as Eykappo as more cost effective

Chloramphenicol eye drops and ointment are  Self Care Self Care Medicine- Available OTC for self-care. (Please note exceptions may apply)

Updated advice for healthcare professionals on Chloramphenicol Eye Drop prescribing in children aged 0-2 years

- In March 2021 some licences for chloramphenicol eye drops containing borax/boric acid buffers were updated to restrict use in children younger than 2 years of age
- MHRA has now reviewed the available evidence and sought independent expert evidence and concluded that the benefits of chloramphenicol eye drops containing borax or boric acid outweigh the potential risks for children, including those aged 0 to 2 years
- Hence, chloramphenicol eye drops can now be safely administered to children aged 0 to 2 years where antibiotic eye drop treatment is indicated
 
Fusidic Acid
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Fusidic Acid_Viscous Eye Dps 1%

2nd Line - Useful for Staphylococcal Infections 
   
Ciprofloxacin (used post-operatively)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
 
   
11.03.02  Expand sub section  Antifungals to top
11.03.03  Expand sub section  Antivirals
Aciclovir 3% eye ointment
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Amber

Urgently refer all patients with suspected herpes simplex to the hospital eye department

DISCONTINUED: GSK, the sole supplier of aciclovir eye ointment, plans to discontinue it from the worldwide market in 2018. Stock is anticipated to continue to be available in the UK until the end of June 2019, subject to demand.

An alternative agent is Ganciclovir 0.15% w/w eye gel (licensed for acute herpetic keratitis).

 
   
11.04  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations
11.04.01  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids
Betamethasone eye drops
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Green
Betameth Sod Phos_Eye Oint 0.1%
Betameth Sod Phos_Eye/Ear/Nose Dps 0.1%
Betameth/Neomycin_Eye Dps 0.1%/0.5%
 
   
Dexamethasone eye drops (Maxidex®)
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Green
Maxidex_Susp Eye Dps 0.1% 
   
Dexamethasone with Antibacterials (Tobradex®)
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Red
Tobradex_Susp Eye Dps 3mg/ml / 1mg/ml 
   
Dexamethasone with Neomycin and Polymyxin B sulphate
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Green

Dexamethasone 0.1%, neomycin sulf. 0.35%, polymyxin B sulf. 6,000 iu per g

 

eye ointment and eye suspension

 
   
Fluorometholone FML (FML®)
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Amber
 
   
Prednisolone (Pred Forte®)
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Green
Prednisolone Sod Phos_Eye Dps 1%
 
   
Prednisolone eye drops
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Green
Prednisolone Sod Phos_Eye Dps 0.05% 
   
Prednisolone preservative free eye drops
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Green
Prednisolone Sod Phos_Eye Dps 0.5% P/F 
   
11.04.01  Expand sub section  Intravitreal corticosteroids
Dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant for treating Diabetic macular oedema

 
Link  NICE TA229: Dexamethasone intravitreal implant for the treatment of macular oedema
Link  NICE TA349 : Dexamethasone intravitreal implant for treating diabetic macular oedema
   
Fluocinolone intravitreal implant (Iluvien®)
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Red
 
Link  NICE TA301: Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating chronic diabetic macular oedema after an inadequate response to prior therapy
Link  NICE TA590 : Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating recurrent non-infectious uveitis
   
11.04.02  Expand sub section  Other anti-inflammatory preparations to top
Sodium Cromoglicate
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Sod Cromoglicate_Eye Dps 2% 
Antazoline 0.5% with Xylometazoline 0.05% (Otrivine-Antistin®)
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Green

Otrivine-Antistin_Eye Drops

 

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self-care

 
   
Nedocromil (Rapitil®)
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Green

Nedocromil Sod_Eye Dps Aq 2%

DISCONTINUED 2018

 
   
Olopatadine (Opatanol®)
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Green
Olopatadine_Eye Dps 1mg/ml 
   
11.05  Expand sub section  Mydriatics and cycloplegics
Atropine sulphate 1% eye drops
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10ml drops are started in secondary care but should be changed to Minims in primary care as they are more cost effective. 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
11.06  Expand sub section  Beta-blockers
Timolol
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Timolol_Eye Dps 0.25%
Timolol_Eye Dps 0.5%

Timolol PF Eye drops 0.25% & 0.5% - prescribe as Eysano brand as more cost effective

 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Prostaglandin analogues
Latanoprost
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Latanoprost_Eye Dps 50mcg/ml 
Latanoprost (Monopost)
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Latanoprost 50mcg/ml 0.2ml UDV

for those needing preservative free eye drops

 
   
Bimatoprost (Lumigan®)
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Bimatoprost_Eye Dps 100mcg/ml
 
   
Bimatoprost with Timolol (Ganfort®)
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Amber
Bimatoprost/Timolol_Eye Dps 300mcg/5mg 
   
Latanoprost with Timolol
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Latanoprost/Timolol 50mcg/5mg/ml eye drops

 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics to top
Brimonidine Tartrate
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Brimonidine Tart_Eye Dps 0.2%
Brimonidine/Timolol_Eye Dps 2mg/5mg/ml

prescribe generically

 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs
Acetazolamide (Diamox®)
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Acetazolamide_Tab 250mg

 
   
Brinzolamide
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Brinzolamide 10mg/ml eye drops

 
   
Brinzolamide with timolol
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Brinzolamide/Timolol_Eye Dps 10mg/5mg/ml

prescribe generically

 
   
Dorzolomide
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Dorzolamide_Eye Dps 2%

Dorzolamide_Eye Dps 2% preservative free - prescribe as Eydelto brand as more cost effective

 
   
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5%
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Dorzolamide/Timolol_Eye Dps 2%/0.5%

Dorzolamide/Timolol_Eye Dps 2%/0.5% preservative free - prescribe as Eylamdo brand as more cost effective

 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
Pilocarpine
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Piloc HCl_Eye Dps 1%
Piloc HCl_Eye Dps 2%
Piloc HCl_Eye Dps 4%
 
   
11.07  Expand sub section  Local anaesthetics
11.08  Expand sub section  Miscellaneous ophthalmic preparations
11.08.01  Expand sub section  Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents to top
Hypromellose 0.5% eye drops
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Please prescribe generically

         

    Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care

         

 
Carbomer 980 0.2% (Clinitas®)
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Second Choice
Green

Prescribe as Clinitas carbomer_eye gel 0.2%

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self-care. 

                                        

 

 

 
   
Carmellose sodium
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Third Choice
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Carmellose Sod_Eye Dps 0.5%
Carmellose Sod_Eye Dps 0.5% 0.4ml Ud
Carmellose Sod_Eye Dps 1% 0.4ml Ud

 

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 

 

 
   
Liquid Paraffin (Xailin Night )
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Green

Xailin Night Ointment 5g

This is the preferred cost effective brand of liquid paraffin eye ointment.

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 

 
   
Liquid Paraffin (HYLO NIGHT)
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Green

HYLO NIGHT eye ointment preservative free (formerly known as Vita-POS Paraf Eye Oint P/F)

This is another preferred cost effective brand of liquid paraffin eye ointment

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 
   
Ciclosporin  (Ikervis)
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Amber

Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease that has not improved  despite treatment with artificial tears

Prescribing should be reviewed by a specialist every 6 months and if there is no improvement treatment should be stopped

 
Link  TA369 : Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease that has not improved despitetreatment with artificial tears
   
Hypromellose (Evolve®)
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Green

0.3% eye drops preservative free

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate (Artelac Rebalance®)
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Green

0.15% eye drops preservative free

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 


 

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate (Evolve HA®)
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Green

0.2% eye drops preservative free

Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 

 
   
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation
Aflibercept (Eylea®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
CCG
BlueTeq

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

 
Link  NICE TA294: Aflibercept solution for injection for treating wet age‑related macular degeneration
Link  NICE TA305: Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA346: Aflibercept for treating diabetic macular oedema
Link  NICE TA409 : Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA486: Aflibercept for treating choroidal neovascularisation
   
BrolucizumabBlack Triangle (Beovu®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
CCG
BlueTeq

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

 
Link  NICE TA672: Brolucizumab for treating wet age-related macular degeneration
   
Ranibizumab (Lucentis®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
CCG
BlueTeq

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

 
Link  NICE TA155 - Ranibizumab and pegaptanib for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration
Link  NICE TA274: Ranibizumab for treating diabetic macular oedema
Link  NICE TA283: Ranibizumab for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA298: Ranibizumab for treating choroidal neovascularisation associated with pathological myopia
   
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Vitreomacular traction
Ocriplasmin (Jetrea®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
 
Link  NICE TA297: Ocriplasmin for treating vitreomacular traction
   
11.09  Expand sub section  Contact lenses
11.99.99.99  Expand sub section  Miscellaneous to top
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 Non Formulary Items
Carmellose sodium  (Celluvisc®)

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Non Formulary 1% eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free
0.5% eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Acetazolamide  (Diamox® SR)

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Non Formulary The sustained release capsules are non-formulary as it is more cost effective to prescribe the normal release tablets
 
Acetylcysteine 5% eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Acetylcysteine 5% with Hypromellose 0.35%  (Ilube®)

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Non Formulary
 
Amikacin

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Non Formulary
 
Amo Complete

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Non Formulary
 
Amphotericin (eye)

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Azelastine  (Optilast®)

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Non Formulary
 
Azithromycin  (Azyter®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone 0.1% with Neomycin 0.5% eye drops  (Betnesol N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone eye ointment  (Betnesol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betaxolol  (Betoptic®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bethamethasone  (Vista-Methasone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bethamethasone with Neomycin  (Vista-Methasone-N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bevacizumab intravitreal injection  (Avastin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Boston Advance Cleaner

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Non Formulary
 
Boston Advance Conditioning Solution

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Non Formulary
 
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2% with Timolol 0.5%  (Combigan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Brinzolamide  (Azopt®)

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Non Formulary
Amber

Brinzolamide_Eye Dps 10mg/ml

Prescribe generically

 

 
Carbomers  (Blephagel®)

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Non Formulary 0.35% eye gel
0.36% eye gel preservative free

Prescribe as Clinitas
 
Carbomers  (GelTears®)

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Non Formulary Non formulary instead prescribe as clinitas carbomer eye drops
 
Carbomers  (liquivisc®)

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Non Formulary Non formulary instead prescribe as clinitas carbomer eye drops
 
Carbomers  (Viscotears®)

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Non Formulary Non formulary instead prescribe as clinitas carbomer eye drops
 
Carmellose Sodium  (Carmize®)

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Non Formulary Carmize 0.5% eye drops
Carmize 1% eye drops
Carmize 1% unit dose 0.4ml unit dose pf

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Cellusan light®)

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Non Formulary 0.5% Preservative free

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Cellusan®)

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Non Formulary Cellusan 1% eye drops Unit dose preservative free
Cellusan 1% eye drops 10ml preservative free

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per fomulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Evolve Carmellose®)

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Non Formulary 0.5% eye drops Preservative free

Please prescribe generic carmellose as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Lumecare®)

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Non Formulary Lumecare Advance Carmellose 0.5% eye drops
Lumecare Singles 0.5% Carmellose 0.4ml unit dose preservative free

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Melophthal®)

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Non Formulary 1% unit dose eye drops preservative free
0.5% unit dose eye drops preservative free

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Optho-Lique®)

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Non Formulary Optho-Lique 0.5% eye drops
Optho-Lique Forte 1% eye drops

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Optive®)

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Non Formulary Optive 0.5% eye drops
Optive Plus 0.5% eye drops

Please prescribe generic carmellose preparations as per formulary
 
Carmellose sodium  (Xailin fresh®)

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Non Formulary 0.5% unit dose eye drops preservative free
Please prescribe generic carmellose as per formulary
 
Carteolol  (Teoptic®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ceftazidime

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Non Formulary
 
Cefuroxime

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Non Formulary
 
Chlorhexidine

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Non Formulary
 
Chlortetracycline

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Non Formulary
 
Controlled Drug  Cocaine

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Non Formulary
 
Dexamethasone eye drops  (Minims®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dexamethasone with Antibacterials  (Sofradex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dipivefrine Hydrochloride  (Propine®)

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Non Formulary
 
Econazole 1% eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Emedastine  (Emadine®)

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Non Formulary
 
Epinastine  (Relestat®)

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Non Formulary
 
Erythromycin

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Non Formulary
 
Foscarnet intravitreal injection

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Non Formulary
 
Ganciclovir 0.15% ophthalmic gel  (Virgan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ganciclovir intravitreal injection

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Non Formulary
 
Gentamicin  (Genticin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Gentamicin  (ophthalmic)

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Non Formulary
 
Gentamicin single use  (Minims® Gentamicin Sulphate)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone Acetate with Neomycin  (Neo-Cortef®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydrocortisone eye ointment

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Non Formulary
 
Hydroxyethylcellulose  (Minims® Artificial Tears)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydroxypropyl Guar  (Systane®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hypromellose  (Artelac®)

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Non Formulary Artelac 0.32% eye drops
Artelac SDU 0.32% preservative free
 
Hypromellose  (Lumecare®)

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Non Formulary Lumecare 0.3% eye drops
Lumecare tear drops 0.3% eye drops
 
Hypromellose  (Mandanal® )

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Non Formulary 3% eye drops
 
Hypromellose  (Ocu-Lube®)

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Non Formulary 0.3% eye drops preservative free
 
Hypromellose  (Softdrops®)

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Non Formulary 0.3% eye drops
 
Hypromellose  (Tear-Lac®)

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Non Formulary 0.3% eye drops preservative free
 
Hypromellose  (Vizulize®)

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Non Formulary 0.3% eye drops
 
Hypromellose  (Xailin Hydrate®)

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Non Formulary 0.3% eye drops preservative free
 
Hypromellose 0.3% eye drops

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Non Formulary Cheaper to prescribe 0.5%
 
Hypromellose 0.3% Preservative Free

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Non Formulary eye drops
 
Hypromellose 0.3% with Dextran 70 0.1%  (Tears naturale®)

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Non Formulary Eye drops
Eye drops 0.4ml unit dose
 
Ketotifen  (Zaditen®)

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Non Formulary
 
Latanoprost  (Xalatan®)

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Non Formulary

Prescribe generically

 
Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5%  (Xalacom®)

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Non Formulary

Latanoprost/Timolol_Eye Dps 50mcg/5mg/ml

Prescribe generically

 
Levobunolol

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Non Formulary
 
Levobunolol  (Betagan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Levofloxacin (Inhaled)

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Non Formulary This is a Specialised Drug which would not be routinely commissioned by CCGs for Cystic Fibrosis. This would go through a South Staffs CCGs Individual Funding Request (IFR)
 
Lidocaine Hydrochloride 4% with Fluorescein 0.25%  (Minims®)

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Non Formulary
 
Liquid Paraffin  (Lacri-Lube®)

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Non Formulary

Lacri-Lube Eye Ointment 3.5g and 5g

Non formulary as Xalin Night is the preferred brand of liquid paraffin eye preparations

 
Lodoxamide  (Alomide®)

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Non Formulary
 
Loteprednol  (Lotemax®)

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Non Formulary
 
Metipranolol  (Minims® Metipranolol)

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Non Formulary
 
Miconazole 1% eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Neomycin Sulphate

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Non Formulary
 
Neomycin Sulphate with antibacterials  (Neosporin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ofloxacin Eye drops  (Exocin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Optive Fusion ®

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Non Formulary The nearest equivalent formulary choice is Oxyal® eye drops
 
Oxybuprocaine Hydrochloride  (Minims® )

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Non Formulary
 
Oxysept 1 Step

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Non Formulary
 
Paraffin Yellow Soft

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Non Formulary Simple eye ointment
 
Pegaptanib Sodium  (Macugen®)

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Non Formulary
Link  NICE TA155: guidance on pegaptanib in AMD (August 2008)
 
Penicillin G

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Non Formulary
 
Pilocaprine long acting  (Pilogel®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pilocarpine preservative free

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Non Formulary
 
Polihexanide

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Non Formulary
 
Polymyxin B Sulphate eye ointment  (Polyfax®)

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Non Formulary
 
Polyvinyl Alcohol  (Liquifilm Tears or Sno Tears®)

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Non Formulary

   Self Care Self Care Medicine-Available OTC for self care.

 
Polyvinyl Alcohol single dose units  (Liquifilm tears 1.4%®)

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Non Formulary
 
Prednisolone 0.5% with Neomycin 0.5%  (Predsol-N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Propamidine Isetionate  (Brolene®)

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Non Formulary

     Self Care Self Care Medicine -Available OTC for self-care.

(Please note exceptions may apply)

 
Proxymetacaine Hydrochloride  (Minims®)

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Non Formulary
 
Proxymetacaine Hydrochloride 0.5% with Fluorescein Sodium 0.25%  (Minims®)

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Non Formulary
 
Rimexolone  (Vexol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Saline Solution

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Chloride

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Chloride  (Minims® Saline)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Chloride 0.9% Solutions

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium hyaluronate  (Artelac Splash®)

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Non Formulary

0.2% eye drops 0.5ml unit dose

Formulary equivalent is Evolve HA eye drops which are preservative free

 
Sodium hyaluronate  (Blink intensive tears®)

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Non Formulary

0.2% eye drops
0.2% preservative free single dose

Formulary equivalent are Evolve HA eye drops which are preservative free

 
Sodium hyaluronate  (Clinitas®)

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Non Formulary Clinitas 0.4% eye drops 0.5ml unit dose
Clinitas multi 0.4% eye drops preservative free
 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Hylo-Forte®)

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Non Formulary

Formulary equivalent is Evolve HA preservative free eye drops.


May be used for some patients at Burton intolerant to certain ingredients in other preparations.

 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Hylo-Tear®)

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Non Formulary

Formulary equivalent are Evolve HA preservative free eye drops

 
Sodium hyaluronate  (Hy-Opti®)

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Non Formulary

0.1% eye drops preservative free
0.2% eye drops preservative free

Formulary equivalent is Evolve HA preservative free eye drops

 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Lubristil®)

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Non Formulary

Sod Hyaluronate_Eye Dps 0.15%
Oxyal Sod Hyaluronate Eye Dps

Preservative Free

Preferred to prescribe Evolve HA preservative free eye drops

 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Oxyal®)

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Non Formulary

Oxyal eye drops 0.15%
 
 
 
 
 

 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Vismed® Gel)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Vismed® multi)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium hyaluronate (Hycosan Extra®) 0.2% eye drops

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Non Formulary

Formulary equivalent is Evolve HA preservative free eye drops.

 
Sodium Hyaluronate (Hycosan®) 0.1% eye drops

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Non Formulary

Formulary equivalent is Artelac rebalance preservative free eye drops 

 
Sodium hyaluronate (Hylo-Care®)

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Non Formulary

Formulary equivalent is Artelac rebalance preservative free eye drops

 
Sodium hyaluronate (Hylo-Dual®)

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Non Formulary Formulary equivalent is Oxyal eye drops or Xailin HA. Both are preservative free in the eye.
 
Sodium hyaluronate (Hylo-Fresh®)

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Non Formulary Formulary equivalent is Oxyal eye drops or Xailin HA. Both are preservative free in the eye.
 
Sodium hyaluronate 0.15%, trehalose 3% eye drops  (Thealoz Duo®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium hyaluronate 0.15%, trehalose 3%, carbomer 0.25%  (Thealoz Duo gel® )

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Non Formulary
 
Soybean oil unit dose eye drops  (Emustil®)

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Non Formulary
 
Tafluprost (Preservative Free) 15micrograms/ml  (Saflutan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Tetracaine Hydrochloride  (Minims® Amethocaine Hydrochloride)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Once-daily

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Once-daily  (Nyogel®)

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Non Formulary
 
Total Care Daily Cleaner

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Non Formulary
 
Total Care Disinfecting and Wetting Solution

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Non Formulary
 
Trifluorothymidine eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Vancomycin

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Non Formulary
 
Verteporfin  (Visudyne®)

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Non Formulary
 
Zinc Sulphate

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Drugs which require special consideration. These are drugs for Consultant Prescribing ONLY. They should not be prescribed in Primary Care.  

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