November 2013

The Department of Health has announced the changes to Part VIIIB Specials which will apply from 1 November 2013.

51 new products have been added to the Specials Drug tariff, increasing the number Specials now on Tariff to 188.  There are no Solid Doses at this point, but could be added on the next major change to the Tariff due in May 2014.

The list of newly added products is shown below and we will publish the complete list of products and prices as soon as they come available.

Drug Formulations covered by tariff Notes
Acetylcysteine 10% eye drops Preserved & PF Special container
Arginine 500mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Bisoprolol 5mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF
Bisoprolol 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, NSF
Calcium carbonate 600mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Carvedilol 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Clonazepam 2.5mg/ml drops STD
Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Diltiazem 60mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF
Dosulepin 75mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF
Dosulepin 75mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF
Doxazosin 4mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF
Doxazosin 4mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF
Ergocalciferol 10,000units/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Ergocalciferol 6,000units/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Ferrous sulfate 60mg/5ml oral suspension STD, LF
Glycopyrronium bromide 2.5mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Glycopyrronium bromide 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Glycopyrronium bromide 200micrograms/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Glycopyrronium bromide 200micrograms/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Glycopyrronium bromide 5mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Glycopyrronium bromide 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF
Lansoprazole 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Lidocaine 2% gel STD
Loperamide 25mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Melatonin 2mg/5ml oral solution STD, LF
Melatonin 2mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Melatonin 3mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Melatonin 3mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF
Menadiol 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Nifedipine 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Olanzapine 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Omeprazole 40mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Perindopril erbumine 4mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF
Perindopril erbumine 4mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Prednisolone sodium phosphate 0.03% eye drops Preserved & PF Special container
Prednisolone sodium phosphate 0.1% eye drops Preserved & PF Special container
Prednisolone sodium phosphate 0.3% eye drops Preserved & PF Special container
Salicylic acid 10% ointment STD, All bases
Sodium chloride 1.17g/5ml (4mmol/ml) oral solution STD, SF, LF
Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops PF Special container
Spironolactone 100mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Tetrabenazine 25mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Thiamine 100mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF
Thiamine 100mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF
Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF
Venlafaxine 75mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF
Venlafaxine 75mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF
Zopiclone 7.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

 

There are 9 changes to the current Specials Drug Tariff which are shown below.  These capture additional formulations of the products, such as SF (Sugar Free), PF (Preservative Free) and CF (Colour Free).

 
Drug Formulations covered by tariff Notes
Hyoscine butylbromide 10mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF
Hyoscine hydrobromide 500micrograms/5ml oral suspension STD, SF
Hypromellose 0.25% eye drops STD, PF Special container
Methotrexate 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, CF, NSF
Metoprolol 12.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF
Phenytoin 90mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF
Sodium chloride 1.46g/5ml (5mmol /ml) oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, PF
Sodium chloride 1.5g/5ml (5.13mmol /ml) oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, PF
Sodium chloride 292.5mg/5ml (1mmol/ml) oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, PF