Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table A1.7
Inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists items in the PBS (2003–2006)

Medication (ATC code)

PBS item code

Proprietary name

2003

2004

2005

2006

Inhaled corticosteroids
Beclomethasone dipropionate (R03BA01)

8406K

Qvar 50 pMDI

 

8407L

Qvar 100 pMDI

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

8408M

Qvar 50 Autohaler

ü

ü

 

8409N

Qvar 100 Autohaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

Budesonide (R03BA02)

2065Q

Pulmicort 0.5 Respules

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

2066R

Pulmicort 1.0 Respules

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

2070Y

Pulmicort 100 Turbuhaler

 

2071B

Pulmicort 200 Turbuhaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

2072C

Pulmicort 400 Turbuhaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

Fluticasone (R03BA05)

8147T

Flixotide jnr 100 Accuhaler

 

8148W

Flixotide 250 Accuhaler

ü

ü

ü

 

8149X

Flixotide 500 Accuhaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

8345F

Flixotide 125 pMDI

ü

ü

ü

 

8346G

Flixotide 250 pMDI

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

8516F

Flixotide jnr 50 pMDI

Ciclesonide (R03BA08)

8853Y

Alvesco 80 pMDI

 

8854B

Alvesco 160 pMDI

ü

ü

Long-acting beta-agonists
Salmeterol (R03AC12)

3027H

Serevent 25 Accuhaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

8141L

Serevent 50 Accuhaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

Eformoterol (R03AC13)

8136F

Foradile 12 Handyhaler

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

8239P

Oxis 6 Turbuhaler

ü

ü

 

8240Q

Oxis 12 Turbuhaler

ü

ü

Patient copayment for the year   No concession
$23.10
$23.70
$28.60
$29.50
    Concession Card
$3.70
$3.80
$4.60
$4.70

–              not included in the PBS schedule

<         dispensed price is less than the co-payment for those without a concession card. Therefore, only prescriptions purchased with a concession card are captured in the database.

ü              dispensed price is greater than or equal to the co-payment for those without a concession card. Therefore all prescriptions, regardless of concession card possession, are captured in the database.

Note:        PBS = Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; ATC = Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System; pMDI = pressurised metered dose inhaler.

 

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