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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
11.06  Expand sub section  Prostaglandin analogues
11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics
11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs to top
Brinzolamide (Azopt®)
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First Choice
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

In line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

APCO March 2018.

 
Dorzolomide 2% Eye drops
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Second Choice
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

In line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Brinzolamide with timolol (Azarga®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

In line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5% (Cosopt®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

In line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

NB: Eylamdo® preservative free multidose is much cheaper than Cosopt® unit dose i.e. £14.29/month compared to £20.54.

APCO March 2018.

 
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Brinzolamide 10mg/ml & brimonidine 2mg/ml (Simbrinza®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation. For patients in which beta blockers are contraindicated and combination product indicated.

In line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml plus timolol 5mg/ml (Eylamdo®)
(Preservative free multidose )
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

For patients intolerant or who have allergies to the preservative containing preparations only in line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

NB. This is much cheaper than the unit dose option (Cosopt®) i.e. £14.29/month compared to £20.54.

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Dorzolamide 2% (Trusopt®)
(Unit dose eye drops)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

For patients intolerant or who have allergies to the preservative containing preparations only in line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

NB: Eydelto® Preservative free multidose is much cheaper than Trusopt® unit dose i.e. £12.09/month compared to £24.18.  

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml 0.2ml (Eydelto®)
(Preservative free multidose )
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

For patients intolerant or who have allergies to the preservative containing preparations only in line with Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Guidelines.

NB. This is much cheaper than the unit dose option (Trusopt®) i.e. £12.09/month compared to £24.18.

APCO March 2018.

 
   
Acetazolamide
(Oral)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for continuation in primary care following specialist initiation.

 
   
Acetazolamide (Diamox®)
(Injection)
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Red
Secondary care use only.  
   
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Acetazolamide oral liquid

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Traffic Light Status Information

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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