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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
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Chapter complete - updated July 18

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11.08.01  Expand sub section  Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents
Hypromellose 0.3% eye drops
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Liquid Paraffin with white soft paraffin and wool alcohols eye ointment (Lacri-Lube)
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  • LONG-TERM MANUFACTURING PROBLEM - please use Xalin night ointment
 
Polyvinyl Alcohol 1.4% eye drops (Liquifilm Tears)
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Carbomer 980 0.2% eye gel (Viscotears)
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Carmellose 0.5% & 1% eye drops (Celluvisc)
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Acetylcysteine 5% with Hypromellose 0.35% (Ilube)
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Homecare
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SPECIALIST ONLY - These drugs are deemed to be not appropriate for prescribing by GPs. Specialists should not ask GPs to prescribe these drugs.   

Green SI

SPECIALIST INITIATED - These drugs must be initiated, i.e. the first dose prescribed, by the specialist and then may be continued when appropriate by the patients GP following communication from the specialist.   

Green SA

SPECIALIST ADVISED Specialists may simply advise a patients GP to initiate these drugs themselves after they have made an initial assessment.   

Amber SC

SHARED CARE - Responsibility for prescribing may be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of an individual GP and when agreed shared care arrangements have been established. The specialist MUST stabilize the patient before asking for care to be transferred. Only specialists should initiate these drugs. Prescribing should be transferred to GPs according to an Shared Care Agreement [SCA]   

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