Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Key to symbols The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
11. Eye

11.3. Anti-infective eye preparations

11.3.1. Antibacterials

Preferred List
Preferred List First Line
CHLORAMPHENICOL

Prescribing Notes:

Available as 0.5% drops (which must be stored in a fridge), and 1% eye ointment.

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GENTAMICIN

Prescribing Notes:

Available as 0.3% eye drops.

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Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
PROPAMADINE ISETIONATE (BROLENE)

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation for use only in the treatment of acanthanamoeba keratitis.

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Specialist and GP
OFLOXACIN

Restrictions:

Restricted to specialist initiation.

Prescribing Notes:

Due to the risk of severe, disabling and potentially permanent adverse events, new restrictions apply to the prescribing of fluoroquinolones. Please see the MHRA advice (November 2018) and additional MHRA advice (March 2019) for more details.

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Specialist Only
CEFUROXIME (intracameral injection)
Specialist and GP
FRAMYCETIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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FUSIDIC ACID

Prescribing Notes:

Available as modified-release 1% viscous eye drops. 

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11.3.2. Antifungals

11.3.3. Antivirals

Preferred List
GANCICLOVIR (eye gel)

Prescribing Notes:

Available as a 0.15% w/w eye gel for the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis.

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