MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary


Apraclonidine is an alpha2-adrenoreceptor agonist and reduces intraocular pressure. It is used to control increases in intra-ocular pressure associated with ocular surgery. It is sometimes also used in the pre-operative period - short-term use only. Apraclonidine 0.5% is used as short-term adjunctive treatment of chronic glaucoma not adequately controlled with other drugs.

Brimonidine is a selective alpha2-adrenoreceptor stimulant. It may cause allergic conjunctivitis. It should not be used with tricyclic antidepressants or MAOIs. It can be an alternative where beta-blockers cannot be used; it can also be used in addition to a beta-blocker.

Pack Price
24 unit dose (12 x 2 unit doses) £110.69
Pack Price
5 ml £10.88
Pack Price
15 ml (3 x 5ml bottles) £27.00
5 ml £10.00