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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
11.06  Expand sub section  Beta-blockers
Timolol Maleate drops
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First Choice Eye drops 0.25% and 0.5% 
Levobunolol Hydrochloride
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Second Choice Eye drops 0.5% 
   
Timolol 0.1% UDV eye gel (Tiopex®)
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Formulary First line preservative free beta blocker 
   
Levobunolol Hydrochloride 0.5% unit dose vials
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Formulary Preservative free 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Prostaglandin analogues
Latanoprost 0.005% eye drops
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First Choice First line prostaglandin analogue 
Bimatoprost (Lumigan®)
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Second Choice Eye drops 100micrograms/ml

(NOTE 300microgram/ml drops discontinued June 2015)

 
   
Travoprost (Travatan®)
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Third Choice Eye drops 40micrograms/ml 
   
Bimatoprost with Timolol (Ganfort®)
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Formulary Bimatoprost 300micrograms/ml & timolol 5mg/ml drops 
   
Latanoprost 0.005% single use eye drops (Monoprost ®)
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Formulary First line preservative free prostaglandin analogue 
   
Bimatoprost single use eye drops 0.03% (Lumigan)
(®)
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Formulary 2nd line preservative free prostaglandin analogue 
   
Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5% eye drops
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Travoprost with Timolol (DuoTrav®)
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Formulary Eye drops travoprost 40micrograms/ml & timolol 5mg/ml 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics
Brimonidine Tartrate (Alphagan®)
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First Choice Eye drops 0.2% 
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2% with Timolol 0.5% (Combigan®)
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11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs to top
Brinzolamide (Azopt®)
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First Choice Eye drops 10mg/ml 
Brinzolamide 1% with Timolol 0.5% (Azarga®)
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Brinzolomide 1% with brimonidine 0.2% eye drops (Simbrinza®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Initiation by ophthalmologists only in patients resistant to standard tratments 
   
Dorzolomide (Trusopt®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted For continuation only
Eye drops 2% 
   
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5% (Cosopt®)
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Formulary Eye drops (5ml) 
   
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5% unit dose eye drops (Cosopt®)
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Formulary 1st line preservative free carbonic anhydrase inhibitor 
   
Acetazolamide (Diamox®)
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Formulary Tablets 250mg
Injection 500mg 
   
Acetazolamide (Diamox® SR)
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Formulary Capsules 250mg M/R 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
Pilocarpine
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Formulary Eye drops 1%, 2%, and 4%
Eye drops MINIMS 2% (20 x 0.5ml) 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Betaxolol Hydrochloride  (Betoptic®)

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Non Formulary Removed Dec 15

Ophthalmic solution 0.5%
Ophthalmic suspension 0.25%
 
Carteolol Hydrochloride  (Teoptic®)

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Non Formulary Removed Dec 15
Eye drops 1% and 2%
 
Dipivefrine Hydrochloride  (Propine®)

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Non Formulary
 
Latanoprost  (Xalatan®)

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Non Formulary See generic product
 
Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5%  (Xalacom®)

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Non Formulary See generic equivalent
 
Levobunolol Hydrochloride  (Betagan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pilocaprine long acting  (Pilogel®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pilocarpine

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

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol 0.1% Single Use LA Eye Drops  (Tiopex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Maleate  (timoptol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Maleate Once-daily  (Timoptol®-LA)

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Non Formulary
 
  
Key
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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
Track Changes
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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 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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