Timoptol eye drops unit dose 0.5% ophthalmic solution 0.2ml

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Timoptol eye drops unit dose 0.5% ophthalmic solution 0.2ml

Q: I have a prescription for Timoptol Unit Dose 0.5% ophthalmic solution 0.2ml unit dose, and I seem to be having trouble obtaining the product from the wholesaler is there a stock shortage?

A: Timoptol Unit Dose 0.5% ophthalmic solution 0.2ml 30 unit dose was discontinued at the end of July 2018. There are no other unit dose Timoptol ophthalmic solution products available in the UK.

A suitable alternative would be:

  • Eysano 5mg/ml eye drops (Aspire Pharma Ltd) 5ml container, please note that this is NOT a unit dose form.

If the prescription is written generically it would have to be changed from:

  • Timoptol 0.5% eye drops 0.2ml unit dose preservative free

 to

  • Timoptol 5mg/ml eye drops preservative free

The only other option would be a special order.

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Tariff Tip written by Sue Swift, UK Drug Tariff and Information Technician

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