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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  Anti-inflammatory preparations
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-infective preparations
Acetic acid 2% (Earcalm )
(spray)
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Blue

A first-line option for acute otitis externa (refer to South Central Antimicrobial Network Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community 2018) 

Self Care Self Care Medicine

 
   
Betamethasone 0.1% with neomycin 0.5% (Betnesol N)
(ear drops)
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Blue

A first-line option for acute otitis externa (refer to South Central Antimicrobial Network Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community 2018) 

 
   
Chloramphenicol 5%
(ear drops)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Clotrimazole 1%
(solution)
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Green
 
   
Dexamethasone/framycetin/gramicidin (Sofradex)
(ear drops)
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Green

Amber for eye indications (see section 11.4.1)

 
   
Dexamethasone/neomycin/acetic acid (Otomize)
(spray)
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Green
 
   
Flumetasone 0.02% with clioquinol 1% (Locorten Vioform )
(ear drops)
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Green
 
   
Gentamicin 0.3%
(ear/eye drops)
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Green
 
   
Gentamicin 0.3% with hydrocortisone acetate 1% (Gentisone HC)
(ear drops)
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Green
 
   
Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymixin B (Otosporin)
(ear drops)
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Green
 
   
Ciprofloxacin 0.3% with dexamethasone 0.1% (Cilodex)
(ear drops)
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Red

Second line when aminoglycosides should not be used.

 
   
Triamcinolone/gramicidin/neomycin/nystatin (Tri-Adcortyl)
(ointment)
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Red

unlicensed unlicensed

Restricted Item ENT use only for short course treatment

 
   
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Ciprofloxacin
(ear drops)

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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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