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AED PBS Information

 

This table details the current PBS information for certain antiepileptic drugs . This information was current from June 2018. Contact numbers for:

  • PBS Authority: 1800 888 333
  • PBS Info line: 1800 020 613

DRUG

FORM

STRENGTH

MAX QUANTITY OF UNITS

RPTS

PBS/PVTE

PBS code

CARBAMAZEPINE

= Tegretol/Teg. CR

= Teril

TAB

TAB

TAB CR

TAB CR

MIX

100mg

200mg

200mg

400mg

100mg/5ml

200

200

200

200

300ml

2

2

2

2

5

PBS

PBS

PBS

PBS

PBS

NA

ETHOSUXIMIDE

= Zarontin

MIX

CAP

250mg/5ml

250mg

200ml

200

5

2

PBS

PBS

NA

LACOSAMIDE

= Vimpat

Refer to PBS site

         

LAMOTRIGINE

= Lamictal

= Elmendos

= Lamotrust

= Seaze

TAB (disp)

TAB (disp)

TAB (disp)

TAB (disp)

TAB (disp)

5mg

25mg

50mg

100mg

200mg

56

56

56

56

56

5

5

5

5

5

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

5138

LEVETIRACETAM

=Keppra

TAB

TAB

TAB

MIX

250mg

500mg

1000mg

100mg/ml

60

60

60

300ml

5

5

5

PBS(A)

7603  (tabs)

7620

(liquid)

MIDAZOLAM

INJECTION

 

5mg/1ml

 

1 Packet: (10 x 1ml ampoules)

 

0

PBS

 

PHENOBARBITONE

= Phenobarbitone

TAB

MIX*

30mg

50mg/5ml (SCH)

200

500ml

4

-

PBS

PVTE

NA

PHENYTOIN

= Dilantin

CAP

CAP

INFATABS

MIX

30mg

100mg

50mg(chew) 

30mg/5ml {Red}

200

200

200

500ml

2

2

2

3

PBS

PBS

PBS

PBS

NA

SULTHIAME

=Ospolot

TAB

TAB

50mg

200mg

200

200

2

2

PBS

PBS

NA

TOPIRAMATE

= Topamax

TAB

TAB

TAB

TAB

Sprinkles

Sprinkles

Sprinkles

25mg

50mg

100mg

200mg

15mg

25mg

50mg

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

5516 (tabs)

 

 

5173 (sprinkles)

VALPROATE

= Epilim

= Valpro

= Valprease

TAB(crush)

TAB(EC)

TAB(EC)

MIX

100mg

200mg

500mg

200mg/5ml

200

200

200

2x300ml

2

2

2

2

PBS

PBS

PBS

PBS

NA

VIGABATRIN

= Sabril

TAB

POWDER

(in 10ml water)

500mg

500mg

100

60

5

5

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

4929

ZONISAMIDE

= Zonegran

 

CAP

CAP

CAP

 

 

25mg

50mg

100mg

 

 

56

56

112

5

5

5

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

PBS(A)

 

 

4928

 

 

This page was created in March 2012 and was reviewed on 29 May 2018.