PBS information

This table details the PBS information (June 2018) for certain anti-epileptic drugs.

Contact numbers for:

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

Drug

Form

Strength

Max quantity of units

Repeats

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

Tab

Tab 

Tab 

Tab 

Tab 

Tab 

Tab 

Mix

50mg

100mg

150mg

50mg

100mg

150mg

200mg

10mg/mL

14

14

14

56

56

56

56

200mL

1

1

1

5

5

5

5

5

PBS (A) 

PBS (A)

PBS (A)

PBS (A)

PBS (A)

PBS (A)

PBS (A)

PBS (A)

8813 (Initial)

8813 (Initial)

8813 (Initial)

8815 (continuing)

8870 (Initial), 8815 (continuing)

8870 (Initial), 8815 (continuing)

8870 (Initial), 8815 (continuing)

8870 (Initial), 8815 (continuing)

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

= Midazolam

Injection

5mg/1ml

1 packet: (10x1ml 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