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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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11.04.01  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids
Betamethasone eye drops
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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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Maxidex_Susp Eye Dps 0.1% 
   
Dexamethasone with Antibacterials (Tobradex®)
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Tobradex_Susp Eye Dps 3mg/ml / 1mg/ml 
   
Dexamethasone with Neomycin and Polymyxin B sulphate
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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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Prednisolone (Pred Forte®)
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Prednisolone Sod Phos_Eye Dps 1%
 
   
Prednisolone eye drops
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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
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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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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
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Betamethasone 0.1% with Neomycin 0.5% eye drops  (Betnesol N®)

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Betamethasone eye ointment  (Betnesol®)

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Bethamethasone  (Vista-Methasone®)

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Bethamethasone with Neomycin  (Vista-Methasone-N®)

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Dexamethasone eye drops  (Minims®)

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Dexamethasone with Antibacterials  (Sofradex®)

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Hydrocortisone Acetate with Neomycin  (Neo-Cortef®)

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Hydrocortisone eye ointment

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Loteprednol  (Lotemax®)

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

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Rimexolone  (Vexol®)

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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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

Amber

Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care. For some drugs there may be a Ricad in place to aid the transition to primary care.  

Amber E

Drugs that should be initiated by a Specialist but are suitable for continuation in Primary Care but also require and ESCA (Shared Care Agreement)   

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Suitable first-line drugs for implementation in Primary Care  

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