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11.04  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations
11.04.01  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids
Betamethasone 0.1% with Neomycin 0.5% eye drops (Betnesol N®)
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Green
 
   
Betamethasone eye drops
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Green
 
   
Betamethasone eye ointment (Betnesol®)
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Green
 
   
Dexamethasone eye drops (Maxidex®)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Dexamethasone preservative free unit dose
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Dexamethasone with neomycin and polymyxin B sulphate (Maxitrol®)
(eye ointment)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Fluocinolone intravitreal implant (Iluvien®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Diabetic macular oedema NICE TA 301

 
Link  NICE TA 301 diabetic macular oedema
Link  NICE TA 590 Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating recurrent non-infectious uveitis
   
Fluorometholone eye drops (FML®)
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Amber Recommended

Low potency

 
   
Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate 3.35mg/mL eye drops (Softacort®)
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Amber Initiation
 
   
Loteprednol eye drops (Lotemax®)
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Amber Recommended

Low potency

 
   
Prednisolone 0.5% eye drops (Predsol ®)
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Green
 
   
Prednisolone 0.5% preservative free eye drops
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Prednisolone 1% eye drops  (Pred Forte®)
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11.04.01  Expand sub section  Intravitreal corticosteroids
Dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®)
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High Cost Medicine
 
Link  NICE TA 229 Dexamethasone intravitreal implant for macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion
Link  NICE TA 460 Adalimumab and dexamethasone for treating non-infectious uveitis
Link  NICE TA349: Diabetic Macular Oedema
   
11.04.02  Expand sub section  Other anti-inflammatory preparations
Adalimumab injection (Imraldi ® Amgevita ® Humira®)
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High Cost Medicine
NHS England
 
Link  NICE TA 460 Adalimumab and dexamethasone for treating non-infectious uveitis
   
Antazoline 0.5% with xylometazoline 0.05% (Otrivine-Antistin®)
(eye drops)
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NHS England low value medication

A prescription for the treatment of mild to moderate hay fever should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care

 
   
Lodoxamide eye drops (Alomide®)
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Amber Recommended

Ophthalmology recommendation only

 
   
Olopatadine eye drops (Opatanol®)
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Green
 
   
Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops
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NHS England low value medication

A prescription for the treatment of mild to moderate hay fever should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Azelastine  (Optilast®)

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Bethamethasone with Neomycin  (Vista-Methasone-N®)

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Dexamethasone with tobramycin  (Tobradex®)
(eye drops)

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Emedastine  (Emadine®)

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Epinastine  (Relestat®)

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Ketotifen  (Zaditen®)

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Neodocromil  (Rapitil®)

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Rimexolone eye drops  (Vexol®)

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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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Link to adult BNF
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Link to SPCs
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

Green

Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) – may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care  

Amber Initiation

Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).  

Amber Recommended

Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.  

Amber with Shared Care

For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance  

Red

For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.  

Blue

For prescribing in primary care only  

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