Therapeutic AreaFormulary ChoicesCost for 28
(unless otherwise stated)
Rationale for decision / comments
11.4 Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory preparations
CorticosteroidsAs advised by secondary care
Other anti-inflammatory productsSodium cromoglicate Green cross2% drops: £1.72 (13.5ml)
Suitable for self-care. 5ml and 10ml pack sizes are OTC products (and non-formulary), and are more expensive when being used regularly.
If prescribing use 13.5ml size.
For patients who find administration of eye drops difficult we recommend prescription of these devices
Opticare (for 2.5, 5, 10, 15 & 20ml bottles) £4.95
Opticare Arthro 5 (for 2.5 & 5ml bottles) £4.95
Opticare Arthro 10 (for 10, 15, 20ml bottles) £4.95