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11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
11.06  Expand sub section  Beta-blockers
Betaxolol (Betoptic®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Timolol 0.25% and 0.5%
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Amber Recommended

Eye dops, eye gel, preservative free unit dose eye drops

 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Prostaglandin analogues
Bimatoprost (Lumigan®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

Second line after latanoprost.

 

0.1mg per ml (100mcg per ml) available in 3ml bottles

 

0.3mg per ml (300mcg per ml) available in single dose containers only

 

 

 
   
Bimatoprost with Timolol (Ganfort®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Latanoprost
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

First line

 
   
Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5% (generic)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Latanoprost 50micrograms/mL + timolol 5mg/mL (Fixapost®)
(Preservative free eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Latanoprost Preservative Free (Monopost®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

First choice where a preservative-free prostaglandin analogue is required

 
   
Tafluprost (Preservative Free) 15micrograms/ml (Saflutan®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Tafluprost and Timolol (Taptiqom®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

Preservative-free drops in single dose containers.

 

Only for use where preservative-free combination treatment is indicated.

 
   
Travoprost (Travatan®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Travoprost with Timolol (DuoTrav®)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics
Brimonidine Tartrate (generic)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2% with Timolol 0.5% (Combigan®)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs to top
Acetazolamide (Diamox®)
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Amber Initiation

Tablets

 

SR capsules

 
   
Brinzolamide (generic)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

May be better tolerated than dorzolamide

 
   
Brinzolamide 1% with Timolol 0.5%  (Azarga®)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Brinzolamide 10mg/ml & brimonidine 2mg/ml (Simbrinza®)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Dorzolamide (generic)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Dorzolamide 2% with timolol 0.5% (Cosopt iMulti)
(Preservative free eye drop)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5% (generic)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
Pilocarpine
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acetazolamide oral liquid

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Carteolol  (Teoptic®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dipivefrine Hydrochloride  (Propine®)

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Levobunolol  (Betagan®)

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Pilocaprine long acting  (Pilogel®)

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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
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CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
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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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