Prescription Only Medicines (POMs)

Prescription Only Medicines (POMs)

Registered optometrists

Provided it is in the course of their professional practice registered optometrists may sell or supply the following medicinal products to a patient: All medicinal products on a General Sale List (Note: Under medicines legislation products which are for use as eye drops or eye ointments are excluded from the GSL category.); and

All P medicines .

Provided it is in the course of their professional practice and in an emergency registered optometrists may sell or supply: POMs which are not for parenteral administration and which: a. are eye drops and contain not more than 0.5 per cent chloramphenicol or b. are eye ointments and contain not more than 1 per cent chloramphenicol c. contain the following substances: Cyclopentolate hydrochloride Fusidic Acid Tropicamide

Additional supply optometrists

In addition to being able to access the medicines listed above those optometrists who have undergone additional training and are accredited by the General Optical Council (additional supply optometrists) will be able to sell supply or write an order for an extended range of medicines.

Further details can be found on the www.mhra.gov.uk website.

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  1. Ketofall
    Code: KET30
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  2. Yellox
    Code: YEL5
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  3. Voltarol Ophtha Multidose 0.1%
    Code: VOLOPH
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  4. Voltarol Ophtha
    Code: VOL5
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  5. Voltarol Ophtha
    Code: VOL40
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  6. Virgan Eye Gel
    Code: VEG
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  7. Travatan
    Code: TRAV
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  8. Tobradex
    Code: TOB5
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  9. Timoptol 0.5%
    Code: TMP5
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  10. Tiopex
    Code: TIO30
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  11. Timolol 0.5%
    Code: TIM5
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  12. Timolol 0.25%
    Code: TIM25
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  13. Softacort
    Code: SOFT
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  14. Sodium Cromoglycate Eye Drops
    Code: SODC
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  15. Rapitil
    Code: RAP5
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