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11.04.02  Expand sub section  Other anti-inflammatory preparations
Sodium Cromoglicate 2%
(Eye drops)
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Brown

Available to purchase over the counter so only prescribe for an indication other than seasonal allergies, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D

 
Emedastine (Emadine®)
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Brown

For use as a second line agent in patients sensitive to or not responding to cromoglycate.

NB. Discontinued.

 
   
Olopatadine (Opatanol®)
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Brown

Restricted as second line to sodium cromoglycate for allergic conjunctivitis.

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Lodoxamide 0.1% Eye drops (Alomide®)
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Green

For treating allergic conjunctivitis.

 
   
Nedocromil 2% Eye drops (Rapitil®)
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Green

For treating seasonal/ perennial conjunctivitis and seasonal keratoconjunctivitis.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Antazoline 0.5% with Xylometazoline 0.05%  (Otrivine-Antistin®)

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Available over the counter. 

 
Azelastine  (Optilast®)

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Epinastine  (Relestat®)

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Ketotifen  (Zaditen®)

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Phenylephrine & ketorolac  (Omidria®)

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Sodium Cromoglicate preservative free

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Eye drops 2% (preservative free) – single dose containers.

 
  
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Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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