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    Your awesome Izy, I tried looking but it was so much medical mumbo jumbo I gave up haha.

    Thanks heaps

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    Ok so found an easier page and found this...

    Alterations – Restrictions
    8456C Quetiapine, Tablet 25 mg (as fumarae) (Seroquel)
    8457D Quetiapine, Tablet 100 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel)
    8458E Quetiapine, Tablet 200 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel)
    8508N Quetiapine, Tablet 300 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel)
    9202H Quetiapine, Tablet (modified release) 50 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel XR)
    9203J Quetiapine, Tablet (modified release) 200 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel XR)
    9204K Quetiapine, Tablet (modified release) 300 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel XR)
    9205L Quetiapine, Tablet (modified release) 400 mg (as fumarate) (Seroquel XR)

    The PBAC recommended extending the Authority Required (******lined) listing of these products on the PBS to include the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder as monotherapy on a cost minimisation basis with olanzapine tablets. This listing offers an additional drug to those currently listed. It is expected that around 1500 Australians will benefit from this listing. Currently it is estimated that about 1.3% of Australian will develop bipolar disorder during their lifetime.

    http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/publicati..._December_2010

    By that bipolar is covered then isn't it? So confusing.

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    so what strength/dosage etc one are you taking?

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    Default Both of the 200mg ones are covered under PBS if for maintenance treatment...

    QUETIAPINE
    Tablet 200 mg (as fumarate)


    Authority Required (******LINED)
    1589

    Schizophrenia;


    2765

    Monotherapy, for up to 6 months, of an episode of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder;


    2044

    Maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder.



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    The only issues I can see here, is GP/specialist getting thier A into G and completing the right info to get it under the general schedule for you

    or

    Don't let them prescribe you the packet of 100. The 100 pack is NOT on PBS, only the 60 pack is. So fill your script more often rather than getting the bigger pack.

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    I had both the 100mg and 200mg of the slow release, they did want to up me to the 300mg though.

    From what I can tell it depends what bipolar I have, type 1 or type 2?

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    Ahh ok, makes sense now.

    Have the nurse coming out again in the morning so will definitely be asking cause from what I can see and from what you've awesomely provided (thanks so much) bipolar IS covered for this medication.

    Thank you so much Izy xx you rock!

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    I didn't realise they specified bipolar types for the PBS schedule. In fact, I didn't know there was a division in 'type' by number.

    The link you were looking at is a publication rather than details of the current PBS schedule. The schedule can be very confusing. Part of what I do at work (for now) is help our staff understand how to read the schedule and understand PBS/Non-Pbs/TGA approved/Non-approved/Compounded medication etc.

    You were also considering the 300mg? I'll look at that one for you too

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    Ahh ok, thanks, thought it made too much sense for medical stuff haha. So nice to have someone who understands this stuff.

    I found myself great on the 200mg, but yes they did want to try upping me to the 300mg.

    The standard ones where only 100mg though for some reason.

    Have just taken it now so hoping it works better tonight and I sleep through.

    Thank you again do much for you help with understanding this!

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    300mg only comes under the PBS (restricted for conditions below) under the standard release. (I have no idea which is slow - modified or non/modified)
    Again comes in a packet of 60 on the PBS, the 100 pack is not PBS subsidised

    It is available for sale as modified release but DOES NOT come the PBS in this form as 10, 60 or 100 pack. (I have no idea which is slow - modified or non/modified)
    Authority Required (******LINED)
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    Schizophrenia;


    2765

    Monotherapy, for up to 6 months, of an episode of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder;


    2044

    Maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder.




 

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