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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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11.06  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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First Choice
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Latanoprost_Eye Dps 50mcg/ml 
Latanoprost (Monopost)
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Second Choice
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Latanoprost 50mcg/ml 0.2ml UDV

for those needing preservative free eye drops

 
   
Bimatoprost (Lumigan®)
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Third Choice
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Bimatoprost_Eye Dps 100mcg/ml
 
   
Bimatoprost with Timolol (Ganfort®)
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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
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 to top
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%
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
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
 
Betaxolol  (Betoptic®)

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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
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Brinzolamide_Eye Dps 10mg/ml

Prescribe generically

 

 
Carteolol  (Teoptic®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dipivefrine Hydrochloride  (Propine®)

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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
 
Metipranolol  (Minims® Metipranolol)

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

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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
 
  
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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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SMC
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Cytotoxic Drug
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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.  

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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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