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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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Sodium Cromoglicate
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Sod Cromoglicate_Eye Dps 2% 
Antazoline 0.5% with Xylometazoline 0.05% (Otrivine-Antistin)
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Otrivine-Antistin_Eye Drops

 

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

 
   
Nedocromil (Rapitil)
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Nedocromil Sod_Eye Dps Aq 2%

DISCONTINUED 2018

 
   
Olopatadine (Opatanol)
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Olopatadine_Eye Dps 1mg/ml 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Azelastine  (Optilast)

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Non Formulary
 
Emedastine  (Emadine)

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Non Formulary
 
Epinastine  (Relestat)

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Non Formulary
 
Ketotifen  (Zaditen)

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Non Formulary
 
Lodoxamide  (Alomide)

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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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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.  

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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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