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BNSSG Adult Joint Formulary

11.5 Mydriatics and cycloplegics

Last edited: 11-01-2024

First line drugs Second line drugs Specialist drugs Secondary care drugs


  • A preservative free option (or single unit dose drops) may be prescribed if available for all formulary products listed if clinically necessary, as an alternative option
  • Please ensure that all prescriptions for eye drops clearly state the number of drops, into which eye(s), and the frequency of administration



Recommended: (TLS Green)

Atropine 1% eye drops

Cyclopentolate 0.5 % or 1% eye drops

Tropicamide 0.5% or 1% eye drops

  • To examine the fundus of the eye Tropicamide 0.5% eye drops are used at NBT and Tropicamide 1% eye drops are used at UHBW



Recommended: (TLS Green)

Phenylephrine 2.5% single-use eye drops

Specific indication: (TLS Red)

Phenylephrine 2.5% eye drops (unlicensed)

  • Mydriasis for diagnostic or surgical procedures


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