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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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Preservative Free formulations should only be prescribed for patients with

  • True preservative allergy i.e. surrounding periorbital skin is either thickened or red or thickened and swelling occurs.
  • Evidence of epithelial toxicity from preservatives
  • Soft contact lenses wearers
  • Long term treatment or frequency > 6 times a daily 
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11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic and peri-operative preparations and photodynamic treatment
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular diagnostic preparations
11.08.02  Expand sub section  Ocular peri-operative drugs
Acetylcholine Chloride (Miochol-E)
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Formulary
Red
Intraocular irrigation 1% 
   
Apraclonidine (Iopidine)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Eye drops 0.5%
Eye drops 1% single dose unit preservative free
  • Specialist use only 
  •    
    Diclofenac Sodium (Voltarol Ophtha)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    Eye drops 0.1% single use preservative free
    Also available as 5ml multidose
  • Specialist use only 
  •    
    Flurbiprofen Sodium (Ocufen)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    Eye drops flurbiprofen 0.03% polyvinyl alcohol 1.4%
    single dose units
  • Specialist use only
     
  •    
    Ketorolac Trometamol (Acular)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    Eye drops 0.5%
  • Specialist use only 
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    11.08.02  Expand sub section  Vitreomacular traction to top
     ....
     Non Formulary Items
    Bromfenac  (Yellox®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nepafenac  (Nevanac®)

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    Non Formulary
     
      
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    Section Title Section Title (top level)
    Section Title Section Title (sub level)
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    Restricted Drug
    Restricted Drug
    Unlicensed Drug
    Unlicensed
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    Display tracking information
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    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

    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description

    Amber

    Requires to be initiated by specialist for repeat GP Prescribing (Purple as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary, may be top sliced) If a downloadable EKPG Prescribing Information Sheet exists in the formulary entry for the drug, it, or an URL (shortcut to webpage/document) should be sent to the GP. See also "Hints in how to incorporate documents for medicines information into clinical communications to GPs".  

    Amber 1

    Shared Care (Orange as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary). See the Principles of Shared Care Agreements and Shared Care Agreements: Assessment against agreed Principles of Shared Care documents. If a downloadable template document exists in the formulary entry for this drug, it should be sent to the GP (and patient) once patient specific details are incorporated. See "Hints in how to incorporate shared care documents for medicines into clinical communications to GPs".  

    Amber 2

    Shared Care and topsliced (Orange as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary) See the Principles of Shared Care Agreements and Shared Care Agreements: Assessment against agreed Principles of Shared Care documents. If a downloadable template document exists in the formulary entry for this drug, it should be sent to the GP (and patient) once patient specific details are incorporated. See "Hints in how to incorporate shared care documents for medicines into clinical communications to GPs".  

    Black

    A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications  

    Blue

    No comment on drug in East Kent Primary Care Formulary (Blue as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

    Brown

    Exceptional Use Only (Brown as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)   

    Green

    On East Kent Primary Care Formulary (Pink or Green as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

    Grey

    Not assessed/Not recommended (As per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

    Red

    Hospital Only (As per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

    RedRed

    Known to be commissioned for local NHS patients but only available to them from another provider than EKHUFT  

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