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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
11.03.01  Expand sub section  Antibacterials
Chloramphenicol
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Formulary Eye drops 0.5%
Eye ointment 1% 
   
Chloramphenicol single use (Minims ® Chloramphenicol )
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Formulary Eye drops 0.5% 
   
Ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan®)
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Formulary

Eye drops 0.3% (contains preservative) 5ml


(Eye ointment discontinued April 2017)

 
   
Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic®)
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Formulary Eye drops 1% M/R 
   
Gentamicin
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Formulary Eye drops 0.3% (10ml) 
   
Levofloxacin eye drops 5mg/ml
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber 2

Available for:

  1. Secondary care – Perioperative Antimicrobial prophylaxis in ophthalmic surgery – formulary status - RED
  2. Penetrating Eye injuries – formulary status: Amber 2- initial prescription to be prescribed by Hospital Dr then subsequent continuation treatment to be prescribed on FP10 and to obtain from GP
 
   
Ofloxacin (Exocin®)
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Formulary Ophthalmic solution 0.3% (5ml) 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Amikacin

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Non Formulary
 
Azithromycin Dihydrate 1.5% Single Use Eye Drops  (Azyter®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ceftazidime

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Non Formulary
 
Cefuroxime

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Non Formulary
 
Chloramphenicol  (Chloromycetin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Erythromycin

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Non Formulary
 
Gentamicin  (Genticin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Gentamicin single use  (Minims® Gentamicin Sulphate)

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Non Formulary
 
levofloxacin  (Oftaquix®)

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Non Formulary
 
Neomycin Sulphate

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Non Formulary
 
Polyhexanide

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Non Formulary
 
Polymyxin B Sulphate  (Polyfax®)

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Non Formulary

Eye ointment discontinued

 
Propamidine Isetionate  (Brolene®)

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Non Formulary
 
Vancomycin

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Non Formulary
 
  
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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Homecare
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CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Amber 1

"Amber 1" - These are medicines that require significant monitoring and the decision to treat with an AMBER medicine should be made by specialists only  

Amber 2

"Amber 2" - These are medicines that require little or no monitoring by the GP, but should only be prescribed in general practice after they have been recommended following specialist referral.  

Red

"Red" - Secondary care only  

RedRed

"Double Red" - NOT recommended for prescribing in either primary or secondary care  

Grey

Traffic light status to be confirmed  

Green

May be prescribed in primary and secondary care  

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