Is there an official abbreviation for capsule? Had a patient who I wanted to Rx oral Azithro, so used the ‘tab Azi.. PO etc, but the pharmacists declined it as was only available as capsules (no call to me, no offer to the patient, just NO). I could not findone, so re-wrote the Rx as … Continue reading "Abbreviations"
https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/standards-publications-research/quality-and-safety/medicines-safety/drugs-shortages/ This just came up on the College IP forum. Apparently the RCOpth will let the CoO know each time it’s updated.
Just had 3 olopatadine scripts from last week bounce back – Pharmacy unable to obtain. Two independents and a small Boots branch. Anyone else having issues with availability? Thinking it might just be “regional”. Cheers.
Anybody considered having this compounded for myopia control? Would you be comfortable doing this? The data looks pretty solid, but just not available here and I would be pretty happy to do it. Just looking for thoughts.
Prescribed 0.3% Ofloxacin for mild corneal abrasion caused by metal tweezers. After 1 day of using drops, Px felt very nauseous and tired. Ceased taking and used ‘Golden eye ointment’ on GP advice. Nausea cleared next day. On return one week later, eye lesion cleared. Any thoughts on Ofloxacin eye drops causing this systemic effect?- No previous … Continue reading "Reaction to Ofloxacin."
In our region, the NHS pharmacy team are getting a bit more militant about formulary compliance. The most relevant area of primary care prescribing for optoms is for ocular lubricants. We all supply or recommend (or even prescribe!) lubricants from time to time. The problem seems to occur when optoms supply the fancy bottle lubricants … Continue reading "Formulary compliance"
Having a bit of a memory blank atm. I need an alternative to FML which seem to be out of stock everywhere. This is to treat blepharitis in a steroid responder so something with poor ocular penetration. Was going to try Prdesol, any other suggestions?
Hi All – Just thought I’d pick your brains on when you deem it necessary to introduce Oc.Hypotensive tx if the pressures have gone up using steroids. e.g.. prior to tx iops 13/14 and post tx 19/20 – does this require lowering? I’m still grey in this area, but would appreciate anyones experiences. on the whole … Continue reading "steroids increasing IOPs"
Just in case anyone has been using this, it is now the subject of a recall. https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/ikervis-1-mg-ml-eye-drops-emulsion-ciclosporin-micro-particles-of-active-ingredient
Apparently 5ml Predforte is unavailable. 10ml is still available but this expected to be depleted soon. Might be advisable to call pharmacist in advance to check as I did this morning – someone at IP Conference yesterday told me about this. Is there a generic version available or are we stuck with Maxidex for the … Continue reading "Predforte availability"