03 Aug 2015

MDref Update August 2015

MDref update August 2015
Summary of changes


Quick-links

New items

Discontinued items

Re-instated items

Minor changes

Cross-references

Phoenix drug information documents


This page does not include PBS/RPBS changes, please refer to http://www.pbs.gov.au/browse/changes


New items since prior update (July 2015), by trade-name

Summary: 39 new items

Analgesic – narcotic or opioid

  • OXYCODONE ASPEN Tablet (Oxycodone hydrochloride 5mg) pack size 20

Antibiotic – lincosamide

  • CALINDAMIN Capsule (Clindamycin (as hydrochloride) 150mg) pack size 24

Anticoagulant or antithrombotic

  • ELIQUIS Tablet (Apixaban 5mg) pack size 28

Anticonvulsant or antiepileptic

  • LEVETIRACETAM-AFT Oral Solu’n (Levetiracetam 100mg/mL) pack size 300mL

Antiemetic or antinauseant

  • GRANISETRON APOTEX Sol for Inj (Granisetron (as hydrochloride) 1mg/1mL) pack size 5*1mL
  • GRANISETRON APOTEX Sol for Inj (Granisetron (as hydrochloride) 3mg/3mL) pack size 5*3mL

Antineoplastic – systemic

  • MEKINIST Tablet (Trametinib (as dimethyl sulfoxide) 0.5mg) pack size 3*30
  • MEKINIST Tablet (Trametinib (as dimethyl sulfoxide) 2mg) pack size 30

Antipsoriatic preparations

  • OTEZLA TITRATION PACK Tablet (Apremilast 10mg + 20mg + 30mg) pack size 4+4+19
  • OTEZLA Tablet (Apremilast 30mg) pack size 56

Antirheumatic agents

  • HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE GH Tablet (Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200mg (equivalent to 155mg base)) pack size 100

Antiviral agent – systemic

  • ACICLOVIR SANDOZ Tablet (Aciclovir 800mg) pack size 35
  • DAKLINZA Tablet (Daclatasvir (as dihydrochloride) 30mg) pack size 28
  • DAKLINZA Tablet (Daclatasvir (as dihydrochloride) 60mg) pack size 28

Beta blockers

  • BISOPROLOL GENERICHEALTH Tablet (Bisoprolol fumarate 2.5mg) pack size 28
  • BISOPROLOL GENERICHEALTH Tablet (Bisoprolol fumarate 5mg) pack size 28
  • BISOPROLOL GENERICHEALTH Tablet (Bisoprolol fumarate 10mg) pack size 28

Bisphosphonates

  • ALENDROBELL PLUS D3 Tablet (Alendronate (as sodium)/Colecalciferol 70mg/2,800 units (70mcg)) pack size 4
  • ALENDROBELL PLUS D3 Tablet (Alendronate (as sodium)/Colecalciferol 70mg/5,600 units (140mcg)) pack size 4

Diagnostic agent – blood

  • BETACHEK C50 Test Strip (Test strip for blood glucose) pack size 100

Hypnotic or sedative

  • APO-ZOLPIDEM Tablet (Zolpidem tartrate 10mg) pack size 14
  • MIDAZOLAM APOTEX Sol for Inj (Midazolam 5mg/5mL) pack size 5*5mL
  • MIDAZOLAM APOTEX Sol for Inj (Midazolam 5mg/1mL) pack size 10*1mL
  • MIDAZOLAM APOTEX Sol for Inj (Midazolam 15mg/3mL) pack size 5*3mL
  • MIDAZOLAM APOTEX Sol for Inj (Midazolam 50mg/10mL) pack size 5*10mL

Immuno-suppressive

  • AZRAN Tablet (Azathioprine 25mg) pack size 100
  • AZRAN Tablet (Azathioprine 50mg) pack size 100
  • COPAXONE Syringe (Glatiramer acetate 40mg/1mL) pack size 12*1mL

Intestinal anti-inflammatory

  • ENTYVIO Powder->Inj (Vedolizumab 300mg (60mg/mL when reconstituted)) pack size 1

Lipid reducing agents

  • ATOZET Tablet (Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin (as calcium trihydrate) 10mg/10mg) pack size 30
  • ATOZET Tablet (Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin (as calcium trihydrate) 10mg/20mg) pack size 30
  • ATOZET Tablet (Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin (as calcium trihydrate) 10mg/40mg) pack size 30
  • ATOZET Tablet (Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin (as calcium trihydrate) 10mg/80mg) pack size 30

Neuromuscular blocking agents

  • CISATRACURIUM MYX Sol for Inj (Cisatracurium (as besylate) 5mg/2.5mL (2mg/mL)) pack size 1*2.5mL
  • CISATRACURIUM MYX Sol for Inj (Cisatracurium (as besylate) 10mg/5mL (2mg/mL)) pack size 1*5mL

Proton pump inhibitors

  • APOTEX-PANTOPRAZOLE EC Tablet (Pantoprazole (as sodium sesquihydrate) 20mg) pack size 30

Supplemental & enteral nutrition

  • NUTRINI PEPTISORB Oral Liquid (Semi-elemental feed) pack size 8*8*500mL
  • PKU AIR 15 Oral Liquid (Amino acids, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fatty acids; phenylalanine-free contains 15g protein equivalent) pack size 4*30*130mL
  • PKU AIR 20 Oral Liquid (Amino acids, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fatty acids; phenylalanine-free contains 20g protein equivalent) pack size 4*30*174mL

Other changes since prior update

Discontinued items

Summary: 15 discontinued items

  • ACIHEXAL Tablet (Aciclovir 200mg) pack size 25
  • BENZTROPINE OMEGA Injection (Benztropine mesylate 2mg/2mL) pack size 10*2mL
  • GENRX CEFACLOR CD MR Tablet (Cefaclor (as monohydrate) 375mg) pack size 10
  • GENRX ZOLPIDEM Tablet (Zolpidem tartrate 10mg) pack size 7
  • MINIMS GENTAMICIN Eye Drops (Gentamicin sulfate 0.3%) pack size 20
  • NOXICID EC Capsule (Esomeprazole (as magnesium) 20mg) pack size 30
  • NOXICID EC Capsule (Esomeprazole (as magnesium) 40mg) pack size 30
  • OXALIPLATIN ALPHAPHARM Powder (Oxaliplatin 50mg) pack size 1
  • OXALIPLATIN ALPHAPHARM Powder (Oxaliplatin 100mg) pack size 1
  • SYNACTHEN DEPOT Depot inj. (Tetracosactrin (as zinc phosphate complex) 1mg/1mL) pack size 1*1mL
  • ULTRAVIST 370 Solution (Iopromide 0.769g/mL) pack size 10*75mL
  • ULTRAVIST 370 Solution (Iopromide 0.769g/mL) pack size 10*20mL
  • ULTRAVIST 370 Solution (Iopromide 0.769g/mL) pack size 1*150mL
  • ULTRAVIST 370 Solution (Iopromide 0.769g/mL) pack size 1*300mL

Items formerly discontinued, now re-instated

Summary: 3 re-instated items

  • CAVERJECT IMPULSE Powder->Inj (Alprostadil 10mcg) pack size 2
  • CAVERJECT IMPULSE Powder->Inj (Alprostadil 20mcg) pack size 2
  • ULTRAVIST 370 Solution (Iopromide 0.769g/mL) pack size 1*200mL

Minor amendments and clarifications

Summary: 42 amended items

  • CALTRATE BONE AND MUSCLE HEALTH Tablet (Calcium carbonate/Cholecalciferol/Magnesium (as oxide)/Zinc (as oxide)/Copper (as sulfate)/Manganese (as sulfate) 1,500mg (= 600mg calcium)/1,000 units (25mcg)/50mg/7.5mg/0.5mg/1.75mg) pack size 60 [formerly CALTRATE BONE AND MUSCLE HEALTH Tablet (Calcium carbonate/Cholecalciferol/Magnesium (as oxide)/Zinc (as oxide)/Copper (as sulfate)/Manganese (as sulfate) 1,500mg (equivalent to 600mg calcium)/1,000 units (25mcg)/50mg/7.5mg/0.5mg/1….) pack size 60]
  • CALTRATE BONE AND MUSCLE HEALTH Tablet (Calcium carbonate/Cholecalciferol/Magnesium (as oxide)/Zinc (as oxide)/Copper (as sulfate)/Manganese (as sulfate) 1,500mg (= 600mg calcium)/1,000 units (25mcg)/50mg/7.5mg/0.5mg/1.75mg) pack size 100 [formerly CALTRATE BONE AND MUSCLE HEALTH Tablet (Calcium carbonate/Cholecalciferol/Magnesium (as oxide)/Zinc (as oxide)/Copper (as sulfate)/Manganese (as sulfate) 1,500mg (equivalent to 600mg calcium)/1,000 units (25mcg)/50mg/7.5mg/0.5mg/1….) pack size 100]
  • CEFOTAXIME SANDOZ Powder->Inj (Cefotaxime (as sodium) 500mg) pack size 1 [formerly CEFOTAXIME SANDOZ Injection (Cefotaxime (as sodium) 500mg) pack size 1]
  • CEFOTAXIME SANDOZ Powder->Inj (Cefotaxime (as sodium) 1g) pack size 10*1 [formerly CEFOTAXIME SANDOZ Injection (Cefotaxime (as sodium) 1g) pack size 10*1]
  • CEFOTAXIME SANDOZ Powder->Inj (Cefotaxime (as sodium) 2g) pack size 10*1 [formerly CEFOTAXIME SANDOZ Injection (Cefotaxime (as sodium) 2g) pack size 10*1]
  • CETROTIDE Powder (Cetrorelix (as acetate) 250mcg) pack size 10*1 [formerly CETROTIDE Powder (Cetrorelix (as acetate) 250mcg) pack size 1]
  • COPAXONE Syringe (Glatiramer acetate 20mg/1mL) pack size 28*1mL [formerly COPAXONE Syringe (Glatiramer acetate 20mg/mL) pack size 28]
  • CRINONE Vag. Gel (Progesterone 90mg (8%)) pack size 2*15 [formerly CRINONE Vag. Gel (Progesterone 90mg (8%)) pack size 15]
  • DESFERAL Powder->Inj (Desferrioxamine mesylate 2g) pack size 1 [formerly DESFERAL Powder->Inj (Desferrioxamine mesylate 2g) pack size 60*1]
  • DILAUDID Oral Liquid (Hydromorphone hydrochloride 1mg/mL) pack size 473mL [formerly DILAUDID Oral Liquid (Hydromorphone hydrochloride 1mg/mL) pack size 1*473mL]
  • DURATEARS Eye Oint. (Wool fat/Liquid paraffin/White soft paraffin) pack size 2*3.5g [formerly DURATEARS Eye Oint. (Paraffin/Wool fat) pack size 2*3.5g]
  • ENDOMETRIN Pessary (Progesterone 100mg) pack size 2*21 [formerly ENDOMETRIN Pessary (Progesterone 100mg) pack size 21]
  • FLUARIX TETRA Injection (Influenza vaccine – inactivated (split virion) QUADRIVALENT) pack size 10*0.5mL [formerly FLUARIX TETRA Syringe (QUADRIVALENT) pack size 10*0.5mL]
  • GONAL-F PEN Cartridge (Follitropin alfa 300 Units/0.5mL) pack size 2*1 [formerly GONAL-F PEN Cartridge (Follitropin alfa 300 Units/0.5mL) pack size 1]
  • GONAL-F PEN Cartridge (Follitropin alfa 450 Units/0.75mL) pack size 2*1 [formerly GONAL-F PEN Cartridge (Follitropin alfa 450 Units/0.75mL) pack size 1]
  • GONAL-F PEN Cartridge (Follitropin alfa 900 Units/1.5mL) pack size 5*1 [formerly GONAL-F PEN Cartridge (Follitropin alfa 900 Units/1.5mL) pack size 1]
  • IALEX Suspension (Cephalexin 125mg/5mL) pack size 100mL [formerly IALEX Syrup (Cephalexin 125mg/5mL) pack size 100mL]
  • IALEX Suspension (Cephalexin 250mg/5mL) pack size 100mL [formerly IALEX Syrup (Cephalexin 250mg/5mL) pack size 100mL]
  • IBILEX Suspension (Cephalexin 125mg/5mL) pack size 100mL [formerly IBILEX 125 Syrup (Cephalexin 125mg/5mL) pack size 100mL]
  • IBILEX Suspension (Cephalexin 250mg/5mL) pack size 100mL [formerly IBILEX 250 Syrup (Cephalexin 250mg/5mL) pack size 100mL]
  • MEKINIST Tablet (Trametinib (as dimethyl sulfoxide) 0.5mg) pack size 3*30 [formerly MEKINIST Tablet (Trametinib (as dimethyl sulfoxide) 0.5mg) pack size 30]
  • MENOPUR Powder+Syrg (Human menopausal gonadotrophin 600 Units Equivalent to 600 Units FSH activity & 600 Units LH activity) pack size 3*1 Kit [formerly MENOPUR Powder+Syrg (Human menopausal gonadotrophin 600 Units Equivalent to 600 Units FSH activity & 600 Units LH activity) pack size 1 Kit]
  • MENOPUR Powder+Syrg (Human menopausal gonadotrophin 1,200 Units Equivalent to 1,200 Units FSH activity & 1,200 Units LH activity) pack size 4*1 Kit [formerly MENOPUR Powder+Syrg (Human menopausal gonadotrophin 1,200 Units Equivalent to 1,200 Units FSH activity & 1,200 Units LH activity) pack size 1 Kit]
  • ORGALUTRAN Syringe (Ganirelix 250mcg/0.5mL) pack size 10*1 [formerly ORGALUTRAN Syringe (Ganirelix 250mcg/0.5mL) pack size 1]
  • ORGALUTRAN Syringe (Ganirelix 250mcg/0.5mL) pack size 2*5 [formerly ORGALUTRAN Syringe (Ganirelix 250mcg/0.5mL) pack size 5]
  • ORIPRO Pessary (Progesterone 100mg) pack size 3*15 [formerly ORIPRO Pessary (Progesterone 100mg) pack size 15]
  • ORIPRO Pessary (Progesterone 200mg) pack size 3*15 [formerly ORIPRO Pessary (Progesterone 200mg) pack size 15]
  • PHARMACOR CANDESARTAN HCT Tablet (Candesartan cilexetil/Hydrochlorothiazide 32mg/25mg) pack size 30 [formerly PHARMACOR CANDESARTAN HCT Tablet (Candesartan cilexetil/Hydrochlorothiazide/Lactose 32mg/25mg) pack size 30]
  • POLY VISC Eye Oint. (Wool fat/Liquid paraffin/White soft paraffin) pack size 2*3.5g [formerly POLY VISC Eye Oint. (Paraffin) pack size 2*1*3.5g]
  • POLY VISC Eye Oint. (Wool fat/Liquid paraffin/White soft paraffin) pack size 2*3.5g [formerly POLY VISC Eye Oint. (Paraffin) pack size 1*2*3.5g]
  • PREGNACARE Tablet (Magnesium/Iron/Zinc/d-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate/Ascorbic acid/Pyridoxine hydrochloride/Nicotinamide/Copper/Thiamine nitrate/Riboflavin/Betacarotene/Iodine/Phytomenadione/Cyanocobalamin/Cholecalciferol/Folic acid 150mg/20mg/15mg/20mg/70mg/8.2mg/20mg/1mg/3mg/2mg/3mg/140ug/70ug/6ug/5ug/400ug) pack size 30 [formerly PREGNACARE Tablet (Magnesium/Iron/Zinc/d-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate/Ascorbic acid/Pyridoxine hydrochloride/Nicotinamide/Copper/Thiamine nitrate/Riboflavin/Betacarotene/Iodine/Phytomenadione/Cyanocobalamin/Cholecalciferol/Folic acid 150mg/20mg/15mg/20mg/70mg/8.2mg/20mg/1mg/3mg/2mg/3mg/140mcg/70mcg/6mcg/5mcg/4…) pack size 30]
  • PREGNYL Inj. Set (Human chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000 Units) pack size 2*1 [formerly PREGNYL Inj. Set (Human chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000 Units) pack size 1]
  • PROFEME Cream (Progesterone 3.2%) pack size 50g [formerly PRO-FEME Cream (Progesterone 3.2%) pack size 50g]
  • PROFEME Cream (Progesterone 10%) pack size 50g [formerly PRO-FEME Cream (Progesterone 10%) pack size 50g]
  • PUREGON Sol for Inj (Follitropin beta (rch) 300 units/0.36mL) pack size 2*1 [formerly PUREGON Sol for Inj (Follitropin beta (rch) 300 units/0.36mL) pack size 1]
  • PUREGON Sol for Inj (Follitropin beta (rch) 600 units/0.72mL) pack size 4*1 [formerly PUREGON Sol for Inj (Follitropin beta (rch) 600 units/0.72mL) pack size 1]
  • PUREGON Sol for Inj (Follitropin beta (rch) 900 units/1.08mL) pack size 5*1 [formerly PUREGON Sol for Inj (Follitropin beta (rch) 900 units/1.08mL) pack size 1]
  • REFRESH NIGHT TIME Eye Oint. (Liquid paraffin/Soft white paraffin 42.5%/57.3%) pack size 3.5g [formerly REFRESH NIGHT TIME Eye Oint. (Liquid paraffin/Soft white paraffin 42.5%/57.3%) pack size 1*3.5g]
  • SYNAREL Nasal Spray (Nafarelin (as acetate) 200mcg/dose) pack size 2*60 dose [formerly SYNAREL Nasal Spray (Nafarelin (as acetate) 200mcg/dose) pack size 1*60 dose]
  • SYNAREL Nasal Spray (Nafarelin (as acetate) 200mcg/dose) pack size 60 dose [formerly SYNAREL Nasal Spray (Nafarelin (as acetate) 200mcg/dose) pack size 1*60 dose]
  • TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS CEPHALEXIN Suspension (Cephalexin (as monohydrate) 125mg/5mL) pack size 100mL [formerly TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS CEPHALEXIN Syrup (Cephalexin (as monohydrate) 125mg/5mL) pack size 100mL]
  • TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS CEPHALEXIN Suspension (Cephalexin (as monohydrate) 250mg/5mL) pack size 100mL [formerly TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS CEPHALEXIN Granules (Cephalexin (as monohydrate) 250mg/5mL) pack size 100mL]
  • ZOVIRAX Eye Oint. (Aciclovir 3%) pack size 4.5g [formerly ZOVIRAX OPHTHALMIC OINT. Ointment (Aciclovir 30mg/g) pack size 4.5g]

Cross-references

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Phoenix drug information documents

  • Product Information [PI] documents: 14291 products have a PI (2864 unique PIs)
  • Consumer Medicine Information [CMI] documents: 15816 products have a CMI (3651 unique CMIs)
  • AusDI monographs: 16843 products have a monograph (777 unique monographs)

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