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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Has anyone come across a medication called Saizen, Somatropin, a human growth hormone? I have a young girl who’s had her dose increased substantially 2 weeks ago and has got limbal swelling and faint corneal infiltrates 1 week history of sensitivity to light. I wondered if any hospital based Optoms have heard of these [...]