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The South Australian Medicines Formulary is currently being established. A staged implementation is underway with medicines added as therapeutic groups undergo the formulary review process.

Information regarding the formulary is available on the following websites

For further information contact your hospital’s Drug and Therapeutic Committee OR SAFC Executive Officer OR for enquiries regarding High Cost Medicines SAMEP Executive Officer
Medicines listed on the SA Medicines Formulary are for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria unless otherwise indicated or not available on the PBS. http://pbs.gov.au .

In the event of medicine shortages please refer to your site’s Pharmacy Department for management and alternatives.

For information on availability of SA Pharmacy manufactured medicines please refer to SA Health Manufactured Product List.

From April 2016 the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will be updating some medicine ingredient names used in Australia to align with names used internationally, for more information refer to List of affected ingredients.

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1. Abacavir

Class: Antiretrovirals - Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
20mg/1mL Oral Solution

Restrictions on use: ID / Sexual Health Physicians advice as per PBS Section 100 criteria

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2. Abacavir

Class: Antiretrovirals - Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
300mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Sexual Health Physicians advice as per PBS Section 100 criteria

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3. Abacavir + Lamivudine

Class: Antiretrovirals - Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
600mg-300mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Sexual Health Physicians advice as per PBS Section 100 criteria

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4. Abacavir + Lamivudine + Zidovudine

Class: Antiretrovirals - Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
300mg-150mg-300mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Sexual Health Physicians advice as per PBS Section 100 criteria

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5. Abatacept

Class: Immunosuppressants (rheumatology)
125mg/1mL Prefilled Syringes

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6. Abatacept

Class: Immunosuppressants (rheumatology)
250mg Injection

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7. Abciximab

Class: Antiplatelet drugs
10mg/5mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Cardiology

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8. Abiraterone

Class: Other hormonal antineoplastics
Abiraterone Acetate 250mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Haematology / Oncology as per PBS criteria

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9. Acamprosate

Class: Drugs for alcohol dependence
Acamprosate Calcium 333mg Tablets

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10. Acetazolamide

Class: Other antiepileptics
250mg Tablets

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11. Acetazolamide

Class: Other antiepileptics
500mg Injection

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12. Acetazolamide

Class: Drugs for glaucoma
250mg Tablets

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13. Acetazolamide

Class: Drugs for glaucoma
500mg Injection

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14. Acetazolamide

Class: Other antiepileptics
25mg/mL Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric Patients

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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15. Acetazolamide

Class: Drugs for glaucoma
25mg/mL Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric Patients

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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16. Acetic Acid

Class: Antiseptics
0.25% Irrigation

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17. Acetic Acid

Class: Antiseptics
5% Solution

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18. Acetylcholine Chloride

Class: Drugs for glaucoma
20mg Intraocular Solution

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19. Acetylcysteine

Class: Drugs for cough
800mg/4mL (20%) Sterile Solution

Restrictions on use: Respiratory / Thoracics (inhaled) OR Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in high risk patients (oral) OR / Neonates for treating meconium ileus (oral / rectal)

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20. Acetylcysteine

Class: Antidotes and gastrointestinal decontaminants
Injection 2g/10mL

Restrictions on use: For the management of paracetamol overdose OR In combination with intravenous glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) for potentiation of the effects of GTN

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21. Acetylcysteine (preservative Free)

Class: Drugs for dry eyes
5% Eye Drops

Restrictions on use: Ophthalmology for the management of chemical burns

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured Product

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22. Aciclovir

Class: Drugs for eye infections
3% Eye Ointment

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23. Aciclovir

Class: Drugs for skin infections (topical)
5% Cream

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24. Aciclovir

Class: Antivirals - Guanine analogues
200mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Pregnant patients or paediatric patients or patients requiring administration via enteral tubes for: prophylaxis / treatment of herpes virus infection if immunocompromised, herpes zoster, mucocutaneous herpes and genital herpes

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25. Aciclovir

Class: Antivirals - Guanine analogues
250mg/10mL Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Intensive Care Units OR Herpes encephalitis, severe varicella-zoster or severe herpes simplex infections OR Patients fitting famclovir / valaciclovir / aciclovir (oral) criteria unable to tolerate oral therapy

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26. Aciclovir

Class: Antivirals - Guanine analogues
500mg/20mL Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Intensive Care Units OR Herpes encephalitis, severe varicella-zoster or severe herpes simplex infections OR Patients fitting famclovir / valaciclovir / aciclovir (oral) criteria unable to tolerate oral therapy

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27. Aciclovir

Class: Antivirals - Guanine analogues
800mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Pregnant patient for prophylaxis / treatment of herpes virus infection if immunocompromised, herpes zoster, mucocutaneous herpes and genital herpes

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28. Acitretin

Class: Drugs for acne
10mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: As per PBS criteria and Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations

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29. Acitretin

Class: Drugs for acne
25mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: As per PBS criteria and Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations

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30. Aclidinium

Class: Inhaled anticholinergics
322 microgram/actuation inhalation

Restrictions on use: As per PBS criteria for patients not tolerating tiotropium or having difficulty using the device

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31. Aclidinium + Eformoterol

[Aclidinium + Formoterol (eformoterol)]
Class: Combination products for asthma and COPD
Aclidinium 340 microgram / Eformoterol 12 microgram Oral Inhalation

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32. Adalimumab

Class: TNF-alpha antagonists (rheumatology)
20mg injection

Restrictions on use: PBS criteria only. All other indications are to be referred to Drug and Therapeutic Committee for Individual Patient Use (IPU) approval process.

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33. Adalimumab

Class: TNF-alpha antagonists (rheumatology)
40mg Injection

Restrictions on use: PBS criteria only. All other indications are to be referred to Drug and Therapeutic Committee for Individual Patient Use (IPU) approval process.

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34. Adalimumab

Class: TNF-alpha antagonists (Gastrointestinal)
20mg injection

Restrictions on use: PBS criteria only. All other indications are to be referred to Drug and Therapeutic Committee for Individual Patient Use (IPU) approval process.

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35. Adalimumab

Class: TNF-alpha antagonists (Gastrointestinal)
40mg injection

Restrictions on use: PBS criteria only. All other indications are to be referred to Drug and Therapeutic Committee for Individual Patient Use (IPU) approval process.

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36. Adalimumab

Class: Drugs for psoriasis
40mg Injection

Restrictions on use: Dermatology as per PBS criteria

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37. Adapalene + Benzoyl Peroxide

Class: Drugs for acne
Adapalene - Benzoyl Peroxide 0.1%-2.5% Gel

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38. Adefovir Dipivoxil

Class: Antivirals - For viral hepatitis
10mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology / Gastroenterology / Hepatology as per PBS Section 100 criteria

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39. Adenosine

Class: Antiarrhythmics
6mg/2mL Injection

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40. Adenosine

Class: Antiarrhythmics
30mg/10mL Injection

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41. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (cardiovascular)
1 in 1,000 (1mg/1mL) Injection

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42. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (cardiovascular)
1 in 10,000 (1mg/10mL) Injection, Ampoule

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43. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (cardiovascular)
1 in 10,000 (1mg/10mL) Injection, Syringe

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44. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (anaphylaxis)
1 in 1,000 (1mg/1mL) Injection

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45. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (anaphylaxis)
1 in 10,000 (1mg/10mL) Injection, Ampoule

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46. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (anaphylaxis)
1 in 10,000 (1mg/10mL) Injection, Syringe

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47. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (anaphylaxis)
150microg/0.3mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Outpatient or discharge supply as per Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria OR For emergency use when medical or qualified nursing / midwifery staff not available as per approved local Drug and Therapeutic Committee (DTC) guideline / protocol

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48. Adrenaline

[Adrenaline (epinephrine)]
Class: Sympathomimetics (anaphylaxis)
300microg/0.3mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Outpatient or discharge supply as per Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria OR Prisoner-patient population within SAPHS OR For emergency use when medical or qualified nursing / midwifery staff not available as per approved local Drug and Therapeutic Committee (DTC) guideline / protocol

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49. Aflibercept

Class: Agents for macular degeneration
40mg/mL Intravitreal Inj

Restrictions on use: Ophthalmology as per PBS criteria for patients where ranibizumab is not effective or appropriate

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50. Agomelatine

Class: Other antidepressants
25mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Not on formulary: Available via streamlined non-formulary approval process on psychiatry initiation only; for treatment of major depression with sleep disturbances, where other pharmacological therapies are not effective or tolerated. AND Patient fulfils all the following criteria: Adult patients < 75 years AND not taking potent CYP1A2 inhibitor AND no significant hepatic impairment AND aminotransferase concentration < 3 times ULN AND no risk factors for hepatic damage AND Liver function tests (LFTs) performed prior to commencing therapy and provisions made to repeat LFTs 2 weeks after commencing therapy and clinical review one month after commencement of therapy

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51. Albendazole

Class: Anthelmintics
400mg Chewable Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Cestode or nematodes infections

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52. Alcohol

Class: Antiseptics
70% Solution

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53. Alcohol

Class: Antiseptics
70% Sterile Solution

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54. Alcohol [Ethanol], Dehydrated (SAS)

Class: Antidotes and gastrointestinal decontaminants
100% Injection

Note: Available via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) process

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55. Alemtuzumab

Class: Antineoplastic antibodies
12 mg/1.2 mL injection

Restrictions on use: Outpatients for multiple sclerosis restricted to PBS criteria

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56. Alemtuzumab

Class: Drugs for multiple sclerosis
12 mg/1.2 mL injection

Restrictions on use: Outpatients for multiple sclerosis restricted to PBS criteria

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57. Alfentanil

Class: Other agents used in anaesthesia
1mg/2mL Injection

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58. Alginic Acid compound (sodium alginate, magnesium alginate)

Class: Other drugs for reflux and ulcers
225 mg - 87.5 mg oral sachets

Restrictions on use: Paediatric patients

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59. Allopurinol

Class: Drugs for gout
100mg Tablets

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60. Allopurinol

Class: Drugs for gout
300mg Tablets

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61. Alprostadil

Class: Other cardiovascular agents
500microg/1mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Neonatology

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62. Alteplase

Class: Thrombolytics
10mg Injection

Restrictions on use: Management of acute STEMI OR Massive PE OR Acute ischaemic stroke OR Adult patients for fibrinolysis of loculated pleural effusion (in combination with Dornase) as per approved protocol OR Paediatric patients for use in pleural effusion and empyema (without Dornase) as per “SA Paediatric Practice Guidelines - Paediatric empyema excluding neonates” OR To maintain patency of central venous catheters (CVC) / peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC)

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63. Alteplase

Class: Thrombolytics
50mg Injection

Restrictions on use: Management of acute STEMI OR Massive PE OR Acute ischaemic stroke

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64. Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate

Class: Other dermatological drugs
Brand: Driclor men

20% Solution

Restrictions on use: Dermatology and Endocrine

Note: Brand indicated is to assist with product identification only and may vary with SA Health Pharmaceutical contract changes

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65. Aluminium Hydroxide

Class: Phosphate binders
600mg tablets

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66. Aluminium Hydroxide

Class: Other drugs for reflux and ulcers
600mg tablets

Note: For use as a phosphate binder in chronic renal failure

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67. Aluminium Hydroxide - Magnesium Trisilicate - Magnesium Hydroxide

Class: Other drugs for reflux and ulcers
Brand: Gastrogel

500mg-240mg-240mg/10mL oral suspension

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68. Amantadine

Class: Other drugs for Parkinson's disease
100mg Capsules

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69. Amethocaine

[Tetracaine (amethocaine)]
Class: Drugs for eye examinations and procedures
1% Single Use Eye Drops

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70. Amethocaine

[Tetracaine (amethocaine)]
Class: Drugs for eye examinations and procedures
0.5% Single Use Eye Drops

Restrictions on use: Paediatrics

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71. Amethocaine

[Tetracaine (amethocaine)]
Class: Local anaesthetics - topical
Brand: Local Angel

4% Gels 30g

Restrictions on use: Outpatients with documented adverse drug reaction (ADR) to lignocaine

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72. Amethocaine

[Tetracaine (amethocaine)]
Class: Local anaesthetics - topical
Brand: Local Angel

4% Gels 5g

Restrictions on use: Patients with documented adverse drug reaction (ADR) to lignocaine

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73. Amikacin

Class: Antibacterials - Aminoglycosides
500mg/2mL Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Adults under care Respiratory / Thoracics speciality for treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) & tuberculosis (TB)

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74. Amiloride

Class: Potassium sparing diuretics
Amiloride Hydrochloride 1mg/mL Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric Patients

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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75. Amiloride Hydrochloride

Class: Potassium sparing diuretics
5mg Tablets

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76. Aminophylline

Class: Other drugs for reactive airways diseases
250mg/10mL Injection

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77. Amiodarone

Class: Antiarrhythmics
100mg Tablets

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78. Amiodarone

Class: Antiarrhythmics
200mg Tablets

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79. Amiodarone

Class: Antiarrhythmics
150mg/3mL Injection

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80. Amiodarone

Class: Antiarrhythmics
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 5mg/mL Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric Patients

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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81. Amisulpride

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
100mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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82. Amisulpride

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
100mg/1mL Oral Solution

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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83. Amisulpride

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
200mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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84. Amisulpride

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
400mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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85. Amitriptyline

Class: Tricyclic antidepressants
10mg Tablets

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86. Amitriptyline

Class: Tricyclic antidepressants
25mg Tablets

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87. Amitriptyline

Class: Tricyclic antidepressants
50mg Tablets

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88. Amlodipine

Class: Calcium channel blockers
5mg Tablets

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89. Amlodipine

Class: Calcium channel blockers
10mg Tablets

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90. Amlodipine

Class: Calcium channel blockers
1mg/mL Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric Patients

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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91. Amoxycillin

[Amoxicillin]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
1g Injection

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92. Amoxycillin

[Amoxicillin]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
250mg Capsules

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93. Amoxycillin

[Amoxicillin]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
250mg/5mL Syrup

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94. Amoxycillin

[Amoxicillin]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
500mg Capsules

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95. Amoxycillin

[Amoxicillin]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
500mg Injection

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96. Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

[Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
400mg-57mg/5mL Oral Suspension

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97. Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

[Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
500mg-125mg Tablets

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98. Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

[Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
875mg-125mg Tablets

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99. Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

[Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
500mg/100mg Injection

Restrictions on use: • ID / Microbiology advice OR • The following indications when oral therapy is not appropriate for up to 48 hours then on ID / Microbiology advice: o For moderate - severe bite wounds / clench fist injuries o Diabetic foot infection in patients that do not require empiric therapy for pseudomonas as per approved DTC guidelines o Aspiration Pneumonia / Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) / Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) where indicated in approved DTC guidelines o Intra-abdominal infections in patients where aminoglycosides are contraindicated (e.g. CrCl < 40ml/min).

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100. Amoxycillin + Clavulanic Acid

[Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid]
Class: Antibacterials - Penicillins
1000/200mg Injection

Restrictions on use: • ID / Microbiology advice OR • The following indications when oral therapy is not appropriate for up to 48 hours then on ID / Microbiology advice: o For moderate - severe bite wounds / clench fist injuries o Diabetic foot infection in patients that do not require empiric therapy for pseudomonas as per approved DTC guidelines o Aspiration Pneumonia / Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) / Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) where indicated in approved DTC guidelines o Intra-abdominal infections in patients where aminoglycosides are contraindicated (e.g. CrCl < 40ml/min).

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101. Amphotericin B

[Amphotericin B (amphotericin)]
Class: Antifungals - Other
10mg Lozenges

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102. Amphotericin B (Liposomal)

[Amphotericin B (amophotericin) (Liposomal)]
Class: Antifungals - Other
50mg Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Haematology patients with an invasive fungal infection as per unit protocol with ID or Microbiology input

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103. Anagrelide

Class: Other non-cytotoxic antineoplastics
500microg Capsules

Restrictions on use: SAMEP criteria: Essential thrombocythaemia. Patients must have failed treatment with hydroxyurea due to intolerance or lack of efficacy. Patients < 80 years must also fail or be contraindicated to interferon-α2a. Patients over 80 years must have failed or be contraindicated to busulfan. Max dose on formulary is 1mg twice daily.

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104. Anakinra

Class: Immunosuppressants (rheumatology)
100mg/0.67mL Subcutaneous Injection

Restrictions on use: On advice of Rheumatology or Immunology for moderate to severe cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) as per PBS criteria

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105. Anidulafungin

Class: Antifungals - Echinocandins
100mg Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Adult Intensive Care Units for 48 hours then on ID / Microbiology advice OR Adult Oncology / Haematology as per unit guidelines

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106. Anticoagulant Citrate Glucose

Class: Fluids - Anticoagulant
Anticoagulant Citrate Glucose Sterile Solution, 500mL Bag

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107. Anticoagulant Citrate Glucose with Correct Connect

Class: Fluids - Anticoagulant
Anticoagulant Citrate Glucose with Correct Connect Solution, 750mL Bag

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108. Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine)

Class: Immunosuppressant antibodies
250mg/5mL Injection

Restrictions on use: For the prevention or treatment of transplant rejection OR Management of aplastic anaemia OR Prevention or treatment of graft-versus-host disease

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109. Antithymocyte Globulin (Rabbit)

Class: Immunosuppressant antibodies
25mg Injection

Restrictions on use: For the prevention and treatment of transplant rejection

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110. Antivenom, Black Snake

Class: Antivenoms
18,000units Injection

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111. Antivenom, Brown Snake

Class: Antivenoms
1,000units Injection

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112. Antivenom, Death Adder

Class: Antivenoms
6,000units Injection

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113. Antivenom, Exotic snake

Class: Antivenoms
Types held depending on current need

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114. Antivenom, Funnel Web Spider

Class: Antivenoms
125units Injection

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115. Antivenom, Polyvalent Snake, Australia and PNG

Class: Antivenoms
40,000units Injection

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116. Antivenom, Polyvalent, Rattlesnake, Sth American

Class: Antivenoms
Injection

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117. Antivenom, Redback Spider

Class: Antivenoms
500units Injection

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118. Antivenom, Taipan

Class: Antivenoms
12,000units Injection

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119. Antivenom, Tiger Snake

Class: Antivenoms
3,000units Injection

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120. Apixaban

Class: Oral anticoagulants
2.5mg Tablets

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121. Apixaban

Class: Oral anticoagulants
5mg Tablets

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122. Apomorphine

Class: Dopamine agonists (parkinsonism)
20mg/2mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Neurology as per PBS criteria

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123. Apomorphine

Class: Dopamine agonists (parkinsonism)
50mg/10mL Syringe Injection

Restrictions on use: Neurology as per PBS criteria

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124. Apomorphine

Class: Dopamine agonists (parkinsonism)
100mg/20mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Neurology as per PBS criteria

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125. Apraclonidine

Class: Drugs for glaucoma
0.5% Eye Drops

Restrictions on use: For use in ophthalmic procedures

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126. Aprepitant

Class: Other antiemetics
80mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: Paediatric oncology patients receiving longer courses of highly emetogenic chemotherapy

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127. Aprepitant

Class: Other antiemetics
165mg capsule

Restrictions on use: PBS listed indications OR for paediatric oncology patients receiving courses of highly emetogenic chemotherapy and second line for courses of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.

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128. Aprepitant

Class: Other antiemetics
20mg/mL Oral Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric oncology patients receiving longer courses of highly emetogenic chemotherapy, when capsules are unsuitable

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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129. Argatroban (SAS)

Class: Heparins and other parenteral anticoagulants
250mg/2.5mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Haematology advice for the management of heparin induced thrombocytopenia

Note: Available via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) process

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130. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Depot preparations)
Modified Release Injection 300mg

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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131. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Depot preparations)
Modified Release Injection 400mg

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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132. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
5mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice for inpatient use only

Note: Not available on the PBS

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133. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
10mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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134. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
15mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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135. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
20mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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136. Aripiprazole

Class: Antipsychotics (Oral and short acting injections)
30mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Psychiatry advice as per PBS criteria

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137. Arsenic

Class: Other non-cytotoxic antineoplastics
Arsenic trioxide 10mg/10mL Injection

Restrictions on use: Haematology / Oncology as per PBS criteria

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138. Artemether + Lumefantrine

Class: Antiprotozoals
Artemether - Lumefantrine 20mg-120mg Dispersible Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Paediatrics on ID / Microbiology advice or ID approved local guidelines

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139. Artesunate

Class: Antiprotozoals
(SAS) 60mg Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice

Note: Available via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) process

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140. Ascorbic Acid

Class: Drugs for eye examinations and procedures
10% Eye Drop

Restrictions on use: Ophthalmology for the management of lime burns

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured Product

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141. Ascorbic Acid

Class: Vitamins - Miscellaneous
500mg Chewable Tablets

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142. Aspirin

Class: Non-opioid analgesics
300mg Soluble Tablets

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143. Aspirin

Class: Antiplatelet drugs
100 Tablets

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144. Aspirin

Class: Antiplatelet drugs
300mg Soluble Tablets

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145. Aspirin (SAS)

Class: Antiplatelet drugs
300mg Suppositories

Restrictions on use: Ischaemic stroke patients with dysphagia without a functioning nasogastric tube

Note: Available via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) process

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146. Atazanavir

Class: Antiretrovirals - Protease inhibitors
200mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: ID / Sexual Health Physicians advice as per PBS Section 100 criteria OR ID / Sexual Health Physicians for HIV PEP in combination with basic two drug regimen (usually tenofovir/emtricitabine) if the source is known to be HIV positive with unknown or detectable viral load (non PBS)

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147. Atazanavir

Class: Antiretrovirals - Protease inhibitors
300mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: ID / Sexual Health Physicians advice as per PBS Section 100 criteria OR ID / Sexual Health Physicians for HIV PEP in combination with basic two drug regimen (usually tenofovir/emtricitabine) if the source is known to be HIV positive with unknown or detectable viral load (non PBS)

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148. Atenolol

Class: Beta-blockers
50mg Tablets

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149. Atenolol

Class: Beta-blockers
50mg/10mL Oral Solution

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150. Atomoxetine

Class: Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
10mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: SA Prison Services

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151. Atomoxetine

Class: Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
25mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: SA Prison Services

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152. Atomoxetine

Class: Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
40mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: SA Prison Services

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153. Atomoxetine

Class: Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
60mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: SA Prison Services

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154. Atomoxetine

Class: Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
80mg Capsules

Restrictions on use: SA Prison Services

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155. Atorvastatin

Class: Statins
10mg Tablets

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156. Atorvastatin

Class: Statins
20mg Tablets

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157. Atorvastatin

Class: Statins
40mg Tablets

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158. Atorvastatin

Class: Statins
80mg Tablets

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159. Atracurium

Class: Neuromuscular blockers
25mg/2.5mL Injection

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160. Atropine Sulfate

Class: Antiarrhythmics
1.2mg/1mL Injection

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161. Atropine Sulfate

Class: Antiarrhythmics
600microg/1mL Injection

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162. Atropine Sulfate

Class: Drugs for eye examinations and procedures
1% Eye Drops

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163. Atropine Sulfate

Class: Drugs for eye examinations and procedures
1% Single Use Eye Drops

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164. Atropine Sulfate

Class: Drugs for eye examinations and procedures
0.5% Eye Drops

Restrictions on use: Paediatric ophthalmology

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured Product

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165. Axitinib

Class: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors
1mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Haematology / Oncology as per PBS criteria

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166. Axitinib

Class: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors
5mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Haematology / Oncology as per PBS criteria

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167. Azacitidine

Class: Antimetabolites
100mg Injection

Restrictions on use: Haematology / Oncology for PBS criteria

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168. Azathioprine

Class: Other immunosuppressants
10mg/mL Oral Suspension

Restrictions on use: Paediatric Patients

Note: SA Pharmacy Manufactured product

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169. Azathioprine

Class: Other immunosuppressants
50mg Injection

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170. Azathioprine

Class: Other immunosuppressants
25mg Tablets

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171. Azathioprine

Class: Other immunosuppressants
50mg Tablets

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172. Azelaic Acid

Class: Drugs for rosacea
15% Gel

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173. Azelaic Acid

Class: Drugs for acne
15% Gel

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174. Azithromycin

Class: Antibacterials - Macrolides
200mg/5mL Oral Suspension

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Respiratory / Thoracics for management of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and tuberculosis OR Community acquired pneumonia (CAP); up to 5 day course, if Legionella positive a 10 day course OR Atypical pneumonia in paediatric patients OR Cystic Fibrosis OR Chlamydia trachomatis / Neisseria gonorrhoea infection OR Pertussis - treatment or prophylaxis

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175. Azithromycin

Class: Antibacterials - Macrolides
500mg Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Adult Intensive Care units OR Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) when unable to tolerate oral therapy OR Respiratory / Thoracics for 72 hours then on ID / Microbiology advice

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176. Azithromycin

Class: Antibacterials - Macrolides
500mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Respiratory / Thoracics for management of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) & tuberculosis OR Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); up to 5 day course, if Legionella positive a 10 day course OR Atypical pneumonia in paediatric patients OR Cystic fibrosis OR Chlamydia trachomatis / Neisseria gonorrhoea infection OR Pertussis - treatment or prophylaxis

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177. Azithromycin

Class: Antibacterials - Macrolides
600mg Tablets

Restrictions on use: Prophylaxis against Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in HIV positive pts as per PBS criteria

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178. Aztreonam

Class: Antibacterials - Other
1g Injection

Restrictions on use: ID / Microbiology advice OR Infective exacerbations in adult Cystic fibrosis / Lung transplant patients for multi-resistant organisms or contraindications to other agents

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179. Colaspase (L-Asparaginase)

[Asparaginase (colaspase)]
Class: Other non-cytotoxic antineoplastics
10,000units Injection

Restrictions on use: Haematology / Oncology for use in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) or Infant leukaemia

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180. Trimeprazine

[Alimemazine (trimeprazine)]
Class: Sedating antihistamines
30mg/5mL Syrup

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