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 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Chapter
12.01  Expand sub section  Drugs acting on the ear
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Otitis externa
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Astringent preparations
Acetic Acid 2% (Earcalm )
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OTC

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12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-inflammatory preparations
Betamethasone 0.1% with Neomycin 0.5% ear drops (Betnesol N)
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Green
 
   
Betamethasone ear drops
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Green
 
   
Dexamethasone with Antibacterials (ear) (Sofradex)
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Flumetasone 0.02% with Clioquinol 1% (Locorten-Vioform)
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Green
 
   
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Gentamicin 0.3% (Gentisone HC)
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Green
 
   
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-infective preparations to top
Clotrimazole
(ear drops)
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12.01.01  Expand sub section  Other aural preparations
12.01.02  Expand sub section  Otitis media
12.01.03  Expand sub section  Removal of ear wax
Olive Oil Ear Drops
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OTC

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Sodium Bicarbonate
(ear drops)
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OTC

For self-care & over the counter (OTC) purchase in primary care

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
ACETIC ACID 5% solution in IMS

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Almond Oil

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Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate  (Vista-Methasone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate with Antibacterial  (Vista-Methasone N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Cerumol

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Chloramphenicol
(ear drops)

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Ciprofloxacin
(ear drops)

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Dexamethasone with Antibacterial  (Otomize)

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Docusate 0.5% eardrops  (Waxsol)

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Exterol

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Gentamicin
(ear drops)

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Hydrocortisone with Antibacterial  (Neo-Cortef®)

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Hydrocortisone with Antibactrial  (Otosporin)

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Molcer

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Neomycin Sulphate with corticosteroids  (Neo-Cortef®)

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Non Formulary
 
Neomycin Sulphate with corticosteroids  (Otosporin®)

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Ofloxacin
(ear drops)

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Otex

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Prednisolone 0.5% with Neomycin 0.5%  (Predsol-N)

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Prednisolone ear drops  (Predsol)

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Triamcinolone with antibacterial  (Otocomb Otic)

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Triamcinolone with Antibacterial  (Tri-Adcortyl Otic)

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Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for use in primary care  

Amber

Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  

Red

Red do not use..  

Advice

Some formulations restricted  

Black

NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  

OTC

This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  

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