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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group
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 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Chapter
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Otitis externa
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Astringent preparations
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-inflammatory preparations
Betamethasone
(ear drops)
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Eye/Ear/Nose drops: Betamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1%   

 
   
Betamethasone 0.1% with Neomycin 0.5% ear drops (Betnesol N)
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Ear/Eye/Nose drops: Betamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1%, neomycin sulphate 0.5% 

 
   
Dexamethasone with Antibacterial (Otomize)
(ear spray)
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Ear Spray: dexamethasone 0.1%, neomycin sulphate 3250 units/ml, glacial acetic acid 2% 

 
   
Dexamethasone with Antibacterials (Sofradex)
(ear drops)
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Ear drops: Dexamethasone 0.05%, framycetin sulphate 0.5%, gramicidin 0.005%     

Notes:

  • Considered to be a "Drug of Limited Clinical Value"  
 
   
Flumetasone 0.02% with Clioquinol 1%
(ear drops)
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Ear drops: flumetasone pivalate 0.02%, clioquinol 1%

 
   
Hydrocortisone with Antibacterials (Otosporin)
(ear drops)
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Ear drops containing hydrocortisone 1%, Neomycin 3400u, Polymyxin B 10,000u/mL,  10mL 

 
   
Prednisolone
(ear drops)
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Ear/Eye drops: Prednisolone Sodium phosphate 0.5%

Notes:

  • Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids should be avoided.
 
   
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-infective preparations
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Other aural preparations to top
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 Non Formulary Items
Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate  (Vista-Methasone®)

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Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Gentamicin 0.3%
(ear drops)

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Hydrocortisone with Antibacterial  (Neo-Cortef®)

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Prednisolone 0.5% with Neomycin 0.5%  (Predsol-N)

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Triamcinolone with Antibacterial  (Tri-Adcortyl Otic)

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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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
CCG
CCG

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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  

Red

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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