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Maxidex (dexamethasone 0.1%) eye drops - supply shortage
Maxidex (dexamethasone 0.1%) 10mL eye drops bottles have now been discontinued, and supplies of the 5mL bottles will be in very limited supplies until August 2021. You can read more in the distribution alert PDF attached below.
This has also affected stock availability of all other formulations and brands of Dexamethasone 0.1% eye drops – preserved and preservative free (e.g. Dexafree, Dropodex, Eythalm etc).
To mitigate this shortage, Moorfields prescribers have been advised to reserve prescribing of dexamethasone 0.1% eye drops for patients who are already taking this medication to ensure continuity of treatment. All prescribers wishing to initiate treatment with a steroid eye drop are advised to prescribe Pred forte (prednisolone) 1% eye drops as an alternative wherever possible. Please read the Moorfields memo that has been circulated to all Moorfields prescribers, attached below.
Other information for GPs
- Ciclosporin eye preparations fact sheet
- Update - Preservative free glaucoma medicines
- Referrals to treatment (RTT)
- Ophthalmic formulary v1.32 September 2020
- Moorfields e-Discharge FAQ's