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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group
Milton Keynes Community Health Services
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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
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Local guideline:

Click here for Prescribing Guideline for Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (Nov 2018)

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
Acetazolamide (Diamox)
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  • Tablets 250mg
  • Diamox®  Modified Release Capsules 250mg
  • Injection 500mg (Hospital only)

Notes: 

  • Acetazolamide is used as parenteral or oral therapy for acute glaucoma.
  • Its side effects include paraesthesia, general malaise/fatigue, dizziness, electrolyte imbalance and depression.
 
   
Brinzolamide (Azopt)
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Green

Eye drops, brinzolamide 10mg/mL 

 
   
Brinzolamide 1% with Timolol 0.5%  (Azarga)
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Green

Eye drops, brinzolamide 10mg, timolol (as maleate) 5mg/mL

 
   
Brinzolamide 10mg/ml & brimonidine 2mg/ml (Simbrinza)
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Eye drops, brinzolamide 10mg and brimonidine tartrate 2mg/mL equivalent to 1.3mg of brimonidine

 

 
   
Dorzolomide (Trusopt)
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  • Ophthalmic solution 2% 
  • Single use eye drops 2%
 
   
Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5% (Cosopt)
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Ophthalmic solution: dorzolamide 2%, timolol 0.5%

Note: 

  • Dorzolamide / Timolol combination eye drops has been included to aid compliance for those patients requiring both a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and beta-blocker.  
 
   
11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
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Acetazolamide oral liquid

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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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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Green

Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

Amber 1

Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

Amber 2

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

Amber 3

Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

Amber SCG

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

Red

Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

Red Red

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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