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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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11.03.03  Expand sub section  Antivirals
Aciclovir eye ointment 3% (Zovirax)
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Aciclovir may be used for dendritic corneal ulcers caused by herpes simplex. It may also be used in shingles as an adjunct to full dose oral therapy where there is ophthalmic involvement

 
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Ganciclovir eye gel (Virgan)
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Ophthalmic gel 0.15%

 
Link  UKMI Memo on alternatives to discontinued aciclovir eye ointment
   
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Foscarnet intravitreal injection

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Ganciclovir intravitreal injection

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Trifluorothymidine eye drops

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Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
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Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
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Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

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Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

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Specialist or GP initiation in line with local guideline after 1st line failure followed by GP continuation   

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation in line with an agreed shared care guideline  

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Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

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These medicines have been evaluated and rejected by MKPAG and are NOT approved for use within MK. They are not recommended for use because of lack of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

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