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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
Notes:

Joint guidance

Number of drops per bottle

Bottle size Approximate number of drops contained
2.5ml 50 drops
5ml 100 drops
10ml 200 drops

Prescribing

Unless specifically stated on the fomrulary, all medicines should be prescribed generically irrespective of brands that may be avaiable.

Adminstration aids

If patient has difficulty administering eye drops, consider co-prescribing an Opticare eye drop dispenser

Supplements

Unlicensed food supplements such as I-Caps®; etc. for age related macular degeneration should not be prescribed on the NHS.

 Details...
11.03.02  Expand sub section  Antifungals
Natamycin 5%
(ophthalmic)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

This is a very specialist and restricted product prescribed only in specific circumstances.

The natamycin 5% drops product is an unlicensed "unlicensed special" medicine that would be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy only.

A small supply is held in stock at Ipswich hospital on behalf of both sites.

 

 
Amphotericin (intravitreal)
(Unlicensed special)
Formulary
Red Hospital

Ipswich Hospital consultant opthalmologist recommendation only

Injection prepared for intravitreal use using Fungizone (non-liposomal amphotericin) injection

 
   
Amphotericin 0.15%
(ophthalmic)
Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

This is a very specialist and restricted product prescribed only in specific circumstances.

The amphotericin 0.15% drops product is an unlicensed "unlicensed special" medicine that would be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy only.

 

 
   
Voriconazole 1%
(ophthalmic)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

This is a very specialist and restricted product prescribed only in specific circumstances.

The voriconazole 1% drops product is an unlicensed "unlicensed special" medicine that would be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy only.

 
   
Fluconazole 0.2% preservative free
(ophthalmic)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

This is a very specialist and restricted product prescribed only in specific circumstances.

The fluconazole 0.2% drops product is an unlicensed "unlicensed special" medicine that would be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy only.

 

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Econazole 1% eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Miconazole 1% eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Blue

For routine prescribing in primary and secondary care.   

Green

Initiated (if clinically urgent) or advised (if non-urgent) by specialist in secondary care, prescribing can be continued in primary care.   

Amber

Shared care  

Red Hospital

Hospital only  

Double Red

There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

Mixed

The traffic light of the drug is dependant on the indication. Please see individual drug entry for details  

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