Drug Tariff Watch: April 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: April 2019 changes

March 21, 2019

The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place from 1st April 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • Ketoconazole 200mg tablets (60)

Category C:

  • Baricitinib 2mg tablets (28) – Olumiant
  • Baricitinib 4mg tablets (28) – Olumiant
  • Budesonide 200micrograms/dose dry powder inhalation cartridge n (100 dose) – Budelin Novolizer
  • Budesonide 200micrograms/dose dry powder inhalation cartridge with device n (100 dose) – Budelin Novolizer
  • Capecitabine 150mg tablets (60) – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd
  • Capecitabine 500mg tablets (120) – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% / Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution 0.67ml applicators (200) – ChloraPrep
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% / Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution 1.5ml applicators (20) – ChloraPrep
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% / Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution 10.5ml applicators (25) – ChloraPrep
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% / Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution 26ml applicators (25) – ChloraPrep
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% / Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution 3ml applicators (25) – ChloraPrep
  • Choriogonadotropin alfa 250micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices n (1) – Ovitrelle
  • Choriogonadotropin alfa 250micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Ovitrelle
  • Desmopressin 150micrograms/dose nasal spray n (25 dose) – Octim
  • Diptheria (low dose) / Tetanus / Pertussis (acellular component) / Poliomyelitis (inactivated) vaccine(adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes n (1) – Repevax
  • Doxepin 5% cream n 30g – Xepin
  • Doxylamine 10mg / Pyridoxine 10mg gastro-resistant tablets (20) – Xonvea
  • Emtricitabine 200mg / Tenofovir 245mg tablets (30) – Truvada
  • Ertapenem 1g powder for solution for infusion vials n (1) – Invanz
  • Felodipine 2.5mg modified-release / Ramipril 2.5mg tablets (28) – Triapin
  • Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% / Clioquinol 3% cream n 15g – Synalar C
  • Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% / Clioquinol 3% ointment n 15g – Synalar C
  • Haemophilus type b / Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine powder and solvent for solution for injection 0.5ml vials n (1) – Menitorix
  • Human papillomavirus (type 6, 11, 16, 18) vaccine (adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes n (1) – Gardasil
  • Human papillomavirus (type 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58) vaccine adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes n (1) – Gardasil 9
  • Hydromorphone 1.3mg capsules (56) – Palladone
  • Hydromorphone 16mg modified-release capsules (56) – Palladone SR
  • Hydromorphone 2.6mg capsules (56) – Palladone
  • Hydromorphone 24mg modified-release capsules (56) – Palladone SR
  • Hydromorphone 2mg modified-release capsules (56) – Palladone SR
  • Hydromorphone 4mg modified-release capsules (56) – Palladone SR
  • Hydromorphone 8mg modified-release capsules (56) – Palladone SR
  • Hyoscine hydrobromide 150microgram chewable tablets sugar-free (12) – Joy-rides
  • Interferon alfa-2a 3million units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Roferon-A
  • Interferon alfa-2a 4.5million units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Roferon-A
  • Interferon alfa-2a 6million units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Roferon-A
  • Ketotifen 1mg tablets (60) – Zaditen
  • Linezolid 100mg/5ml oral suspension l (150ml) – Zyvox
  • Macrogol compound oral liquid 25ml sachets NPF sugar free (30) Movicol Ready to Take
  • Methadone 10mg/ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Methadose
  • Methadone 20mg/ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Methadose
  • Nafarelin 200micrograms/dose nasal spray n (60 dose) – Synarel
  • Olanzapine embonate 210mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials n (1) – Zypadhera
  • Olanzapine embonate 300mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials n (1) – Zypadhera
  • Olanzapine embonate 405mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials n (1) – Zypadhera
  • Omeprazole 40mg powder for solution for infusion vials (5) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Paracetamol 250mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (12) (24) – Calpol Six Plus Fastmelts
  • Paricalcitol 1microgram capsules (28) – Zemplar
  • Paricalcitol 2microgram capsules (28) – Zemplar
  • Potassium aminobenzoate 3g oral powder sachets (40) – Potaba
  • Progesterone 8% vaginal gel 1.125g applicators (15) – Crinone
  • Rifampicin 150mg / Isoniazid 100mg tablets (84) – Rifanah
  • Rifampicin 300mg / Isoniazid 150mg tablets (56) – Rifanah
  • Sodium phenylbutyrate 940mg/g granules sugar free (266g) – Ammonaps
  • Sodium polystyrene sulfonate powder sugar free (454g) – Resonium A
  • Sodium valproate 150mg modified-release capsules n (100) – Episenta
  • Spironolactone 50mg / Furosemide 20mg capsules (28) – Lasilactone
  • Tacrolimus 1mg modified-release tablets n (30) –Envarsus
  • Tacrolimus 4mg modified-release tablets n (30) –Envarsus
  • Tacrolimus 750microgram modified-release tablets n (30) –Envarsus
  • Terbutaline 500micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler n (120 dose) – Bricanyl Turbohaler
  • Urea [13-C] 100mg soluble tablets breath test kit sugar free n (1) – Pylobactell
  • Urea [13-C] 45mg oral powder breath test kit sugar free n (1) – Helicobacter Test INFAI for children
  • Urea [13-C] 75mg oral powder breath test kit sugar free n (1) – Helicobacter Test INFAI
  • Urea 5% scalp application n (100ml) – Eucerin DermoCapillaire Calming

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Betamethasone 500microgram soluble tablets sugar free (100) is changing to Alliance Healthcare Distribution Ltd
  • Captopril 25mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Noyada is changing to Category A
  • Captopril 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Noyada is changing to Category A
  • Eprosartan 600mg tablets (28) – Teveten is changing to Category A
  • Famciclovir 125mg tablets (10) – Famvir is changing to Category A
  • Nortriptyline 50mg tablets (30) – Advanz is changing to Category A
  • Pioglitazone 15mg / Metformin 850mg tablets (56) – Competact is changing to Category A
  • Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets (56) – Phenergan is changing to Category A
  • Rivastigmine 9.5mg/24hours transdermal patches (30) is changing to – Alzest

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Amiloride 2.5mg / Cyclopenthiazide 250microgram tablets (28) – Navispare
  • *Gemfibrozil 600mg tablets (30) – Tilomed Laboratories Ltd

Part IX deletions

It is important to take careful note of removals from Part IX because if you dispense a deleted product, prescriptions will be returned as disallowed.

Product Size, type, product code
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Tegaderm Superabsorber Rectangular, 10cm x 20cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Gauze wound dressing (Smith & Nephew) 15cm x 17cm
EYE DROPS – Hypromellose – Vizulize Hypromellose 0.3% 10ml bottle
EYE DROPS – Sodium Hyaluronate – Vizulize 0.1% 10ml bottle
EYE DROPS – Sodium Hyaluronate – Vizulize Intensive 0.3% 10ml bottle
INDWELLING PLEURAL CATHETER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS – Rocket IPC – Drainage Line  R544 10-00-DL
INDWELLING PLEURAL CATHETER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS – Rocket IPC – Valve Cap R544 10-00-CP
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy Tube Holders – Primus-Plain 71-0029-00
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – Biosensor Strips – GlucoRx Evolve Glucose Test Strips 50 strips
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – DETECTION STRIPS, BLOOD FOR KETONES (Beta-Hydroxybuterate) – GlucoRx Evolve Ketone Test Strips 10 strips

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