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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

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11.08.01  Expand sub section  Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents
Hypromellose 0.3%
(Eye Drops )
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First Choice
Green
First choice ocular lubricant 
Acetylcysteine 5%
(Eye Drops)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Carbomer 980
(0.2% Eye gel)
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Green
 
   
Carmellose Sodium
(Single use eye drops)
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Green
0.5% & 1% Eye Drops single use, preservative-free 
   
Ciclosporin 1mg/mL (Ikervis )
(Eye drops, emulsion)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
Restricted - prescribing by consultant ophthalmologists in the corneal clinic for the treatment of severe keratitis in adult patients with dry eye disease that has not improved despite treatment with tear substitutes in accordance with NICE TA369. 
Link  NICE TA369: Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease that has not improved despite treatment with artificial tears
   
Hypromellose 0.3%
(Single use, preservative-free)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Restricted to patients who are allergic to preservatives.

Single use, preservative-free (Minims) 
   
Liquid Paraffin eye ointment
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Green

Hospital: brand supplied will depend on availability.

Primary care: Most cost effective brand to be advised via ScriptSwitch/Optimise

 
   
Sodium Chloride 0.9% (Minims Saline)
(Single use, preservative-free)
Formulary
Green
 
   
Sodium Chloride 5%
Formulary
Green
Preservative-free Eye Ointment
Preservative-free eye drops x 10ml
 
   
Sodium Hyaluronate 0.1% or 0.2%
(Eye drops)
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Green
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acetylcysteine 10% eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Acetylcysteine 5% with Hypromellose 0.35%  (Ilube)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydroxyethylcellulose  (Minims Artificial Tears)

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Non Formulary
 
Hydroxypropyl Guar  (Systane®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hypromellose 0.3% with Dextran 70 0.1%  (Tears naturale)

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Non Formulary
 
Liquid Paraffin and Liquid Paraffin light eye drops

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Non Formulary
 
Liquid Paraffin eye ointment  (Xailin Night)

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Non Formulary
 
Optive Fusion

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Non Formulary
 
Paraffin Yellow Soft

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Non Formulary
 
Polyvinyl Alchohol 1.4%
(Eye Drops )

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Chloride 0.9% Solutions

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Hylo-Forte®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Lubristil®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Vismed® Gel)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Hyaluronate  (Vismed multi)

Non Formulary
 
Soybean oil unit dose eye drops  (Emustil)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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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
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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

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Status Description

Red

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations   

Amber SCG

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.   

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. Do not prescribe.   

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