Online HML - May 2022


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Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid         

Tab 100 mg - 1% DV Mar-20 to 2022 (HSS)

Cvite 2439697 $9.90 per 500

Tab chewable 250 mg

Any brand
Iron

Ferrous gluconate with ascorbic acid         

Tab 170 mg (20 mg elemental) with ascorbic acid 40 mg

Any brand
Iron

Ferrous sulfate with ascorbic acid         

Tab long-acting 325 mg (105 mg elemental) with ascorbic acid 500 mg

Any brand
Bowel-Cleansing Preparations

Macrogol 3350 with ascorbic acid, potassium chloride and sodium chloride         

Powder for oral soln 755.68 mg with ascorbic acid 85.16 mg, potassium chloride 10.55 mg, sodium chloride 37.33 mg and sodium sulphate 80.62 mg per g, 70 g sachet - 5% DV Jan-22 to 2024 (PSS)

Glycoprep-C 2586517 $218.88 per 48

Powder for oral soln 755.68 mg with ascorbic acid 85.16 mg, potassium chloride 10.55 mg, sodium chloride 37.33 mg and sodium sulphate 80.62 mg per g, 210 g sachet

e.g. Glycoprep-C
Bowel-Cleansing Preparations

Macrogol 3350 with ascorbic acid, potassium chloride, sodium chloride and citric acid with magnesium oxide and sodium picosulfate         

Powder for oral soln 52.9 g with ascorbic acid 6 g, potassium chloride 740 mg, sodium chloride 2.6 g and sodium sulphate 5.6 g per sachet (1) and powder for oral soln citric acid 12 g with magnesium oxide 3.5 g and sodium picosulfate 10 mg per sachet (2)

e.g. Prepkit-C
Food/Fluid Thickeners

Maltodextrin with xanthan gum and ascorbic acid         

Powder

e.g. Easy Thick

NOTE:

While pre-thickened drinks and supplements have not been included in Section H, DHB hospitals may continue to use such products for patients with dysphagia, provided that:

  • use was established prior to 1 July 2013; and

  • the product has not been specifically considered and excluded by Pharmac; and

  • use of the product conforms to any applicable indication restrictions for similar products that are listed in Section H (for example, use of thickened high protein products should be in line with the restriction for high protein oral feed in Section H).

Pharmac intends to make a further decision in relation to pre-thickened drinks and supplements in the future, and will notify of any change to this situation.