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11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
11.06  Expand sub section  Beta-blockers
Timolol
(0.25% and 0.5% eye drops/unit dose eye drops/0.1% unit dose eye gel)
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First Choice
Amber Recommended

First line beta-blocker.

Restricted Item Unit dose drops/gel only for patients allergic/intolerant of preservative, or high risk of developing allergy

 
Timolol preservative-free (Eysano)
(0.25% and 0.5% eye drops)
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Alternatives
Blue

note Consider as a more cost effective alternative to timolol unit dose eye drops

Restricted Item Only for patients allergic/intolerant of preservative, or high risk of developing allergy

 
   
Timolol (Timoptol-LA)
(0.25% and 0.5% eye gel)
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Blue

Restricted Item Only for patients with compliance problems with twice-daily formulations

 
   
Betaxolol
(0.25% and 0.5% eye drops/unit dose eye drops)
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Alternatives
Amber Recommended

Not a first line choice. 

Restricted Item Unit dose drops only for patients allergic/intolerant of preservative, or high risk of developing allergy

 
   
Levobunolol
(eye drops/unit dose eye drops)
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Alternatives
Amber Recommended

Not a first line choice.

Restricted Item Unit dose drops only for patients allergic/intolerant of preservative, or high risk of developing allergy

 
   
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11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics
11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs to top
11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
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 Non Formulary Items
Carteolol eye drops  (Teoptic)

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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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