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11.04.02  Expand sub section  Anti-allergy preparations
Sodium cromoglicate
(eye drops/unit dose eye drops)
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First Choice
Green

note First line for allergic conjunctivitis and seasonal keratoconjunctivitis

Unit dose formulation only for patients allergic to preservatives

 
Antazoline with xylometazoline (Otrivine-Antistin)
(eye drops)
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Green
 
   
Ciclosporin 0.1% (Verkazia)
(unit dose eye drops)
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Amber Initiation

1mg/ml.

Restricted Item Ophthalmology specialist initiation. Prescribe by brand name (different licensed indication to Ikervis® brand).

 
   
Lodoxamide (Alomide)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

Restricted Item Ophthalmology only

 
   
Olopatadine (Opatanol)
(eye drops)
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Amber Recommended

Restricted Item Ophthalmology only

 
   
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Status Description

Green

Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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