Combined Corticosteroid, Antibiotic, and NSAID Compounded Formulations for Postoperative Management
The MKO Melt is a nonopioid, sublingual, compounded formulation for conscious sedation during ocular and other surgical procedures.
Medical Food that Nourishes the Macula
John Hovanesian, MD
Pataday (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 0.2% is a histamine H1 antagonist and an inhibitor of the release of histamine from the mast cells indicated for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
What’s the cost of your current postoperative medication regimen?
Physician and staff time diverted to reiterating postoperative medication protocols and responding to pharmacy callbacks can add up to hours over the course of a year. Expenses can add up on the patient’s side when they fill prescriptions for multiple medications at the pharmacy.
Acular LS (ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution) 0.4% is a member of the pyrrolopyrrole group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for ophthalmic use. It is indicated for the reduction of ocular pain and burning/stinging following corneal refractive...
Elestat (epinastine HCl ophthalmic solution) 0.05% an antihistamine and an inhibitor of histamine release from the mast cell indicated for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Calculate the practice level impact of prescribing 503B compounded pharmacy formulations like Klarity C-Drops versus branded dry eye medications.
Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution) 0.3% is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial active against a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative ocular pathogens. Ciprofloxacin differs from other quinolones in that it has a fluorine atom at the 6-position, a piperazine...
Vigamox (moxifloxacin HCl ophthalmic solution) 0.5% is an 8-methoxy fluoroquinolone anti-infective indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms: Corynebacterium species* Micrococcus luteus* Staphylococcus aureus...
- Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, MS; and Bridgette Connorton, OD
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