NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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12 Ear, nose and oropharynx

12.1 Drugs acting on the ear

12.1.1 Otitis externa

Preferred list
BETAMETHASONE PHOSPHATE

Prescribing Notes:

0.1% drops that can be used in ear, eye or nose.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5592.htm

BETNESOL-N

Prescribing Notes:

A combination of betamethasone and neomycin. Drops can be used in ear, eye or nose.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/31395.htm

GENTISONE HC

Prescribing Notes:

A combination of hydrocortisone and gentamicin.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/31409.htm#_31409

OTOMIZE

Prescribing Notes:

Ear spray containing dexamethasone and neomycin.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/31400.htm

Total Formulary

12.1.2 Otitis media

Total Formulary

12.1.3 Removal of ear wax

Preferred list
OLIVE OIL

Prescribing Notes:

Ear drops (olive oil in a suitable container).

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5631.htm

SODIUM BICARBONATE

Prescribing Notes:

Ear drops 5%.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5632.htm