Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table A1.2
Variables for asthma medication groupings by name, ATC code and generic code

Variable

Medications included

ATC code

Generic code (CAPS)

Inhaled corticosteroids

Beclomethasone
Becloforte
Becotide
Qvar
Respocort

R03BA01

R501

Budesonide
Pulmicort

R03BA02

R502

Fluticasone propionate
Flixotide

R03BA05

R506

Ciclesonide
Alvesco

R03BA05

R510

Long-acting beta-agonists combined with inhaled corticosteroids

Fluticasone/salmeterol
Seretide

R03AK06

R508

Budesonide/eformoterol
Symbicort

R03AK07

R509

Oral corticosteroids

Prednisolone
Solone
Panafcortelone
Predsolone

H02AB06

H203

Prednisone
Sone
Panafcort
Predsone

H02AB07

H202

Prednisolone sodium phos. oral

H02AB06

H212

Leukotriene receptor antagonists

Montelukast
Singulair

R03DC03

R410

Zafirlukast
Accolate

R03DC01

R410

Cromones

Nedocromil
Tilade

R03BC03

R505

Sodium cromoglycate
Intal
Cromese sterinebs

R03BC

R503

Note: CAPS = Coding Atlas for Pharmaceutical Substances; ATC = Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System.

 

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