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PBS GROWTH HORMONE PROGRAM

From 1 December 2018, there will be an amendment to the current listing of growth hormone (somatropin) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) and additional access to growth hormone will be available to adults with severe growth hormone deficiencies and substantially impaired quality of life. The Frequently Asked Questions document provides information specifically related to this amendment.

Administration arrangements for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Growth Hormone Program from 1 September 2015

From 1 September 2015, the process by which prescribers receive approval to prescribe growth hormone was aligned with other authority-required PBS subsidised medicines.

Prescribers will now apply to the Department of Human Services for the supply of growth hormone. Prescribing information, including Authority Application forms and other relevant documentation (as applicable) are available on the Department of Human Services website.

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  • MPMedical Practitioner
Prescriber code Item code Name, manner of administration and form & strength Max qty
packs
Max qty
units
No. of
repeats
MP 10447W SOMATROPINsomatropin 4 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10452D SOMATROPINsomatropin 4 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 6266T SOMATROPINsomatropin 4 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10458K SOMATROPINsomatropin 6 mg/1.03 mL injection, 1.03 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10462P SOMATROPINsomatropin 6 mg/1.03 mL injection, 1.03 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 5822K SOMATROPINsomatropin 6 mg/1.03 mL injection, 1.03 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10454F SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.6 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10498M SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.6 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6317L SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.6 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10500P SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.8 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10501Q SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.8 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6318M SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.8 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10483R SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10495J SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 5824M SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10432C SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10437H SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10467X SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10469B SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10507B SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10512G SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10518N SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 5818F SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 6295H SOMATROPINsomatropin 5 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10442N SOMATROPINsomatropin 20 mg/2.5 mL injection, 2.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10497L SOMATROPINsomatropin 20 mg/2.5 mL injection, 2.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 3388H SOMATROPINsomatropin 20 mg/2.5 mL injection, 2.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10439K SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10441M SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10448X SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10451C SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10481P SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10496K SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10506Y SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10514J SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10519P SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 5819G SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 6296J SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 6311E SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10434E SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.4 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10488B SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.4 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6316K SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.4 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10428W SOMATROPINsomatropin 2 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10472E SOMATROPINsomatropin 2 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6319N SOMATROPINsomatropin 2 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10430Y SOMATROPINsomatropin 1 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10480N SOMATROPINsomatropin 1 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6314H SOMATROPINsomatropin 1 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10456H SOMATROPINsomatropin 600 microgram injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10477K SOMATROPINsomatropin 600 microgram injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 9628R SOMATROPINsomatropin 600 microgram injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10453E SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.2 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10457J SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.2 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6315J SOMATROPINsomatropin 1.2 mg injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10446T SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10449Y SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10468Y SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10470C SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10485W SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10489C SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10490D SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 5820H SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 6297K SOMATROPINsomatropin 15 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10463Q SOMATROPINsomatropin 800 microgram injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10479M SOMATROPINsomatropin 800 microgram injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 6313G SOMATROPINsomatropin 800 microgram injection [7] (&) inert substance diluent [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10429X SOMATROPINsomatropin 6 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10482Q SOMATROPINsomatropin 6 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 6169Q SOMATROPINsomatropin 6 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10891F SOMATROPINsomatropin 400 microgram injection, syringe [7] (&) inert substance diluent, syringe [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10902T SOMATROPINsomatropin 400 microgram injection, syringe [7] (&) inert substance diluent, syringe [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10908D SOMATROPINsomatropin 400 microgram injection, syringe [7] (&) inert substance diluent, syringe [7 x 0.25 mL syringes], 1 pack 1 7 1
MP 10444Q SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL cartridge], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10499N SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL cartridge], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 11491T SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL cartridge], 1 pack 1 1 5
MP 6312F SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL cartridge], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10461N SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10487Y SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 6170R SOMATROPINsomatropin 12 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10476J SOMATROPINsomatropin 24 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10502R SOMATROPINsomatropin 24 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 6345Y SOMATROPINsomatropin 24 mg injection [1 cartridge] (&) inert substance diluent [3.15 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10440L SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10455G SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 6310D SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL syringe], 1 pack 1 1 1
MP 10435F SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 5 mg (15 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 1
MP 10443P SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 5 mg (15 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 1
MP 11493X SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 5 mg (15 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 5
MP 9585L SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 5 mg (15 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 1
MP 10438J SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/2 mL injection, 2 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10478L SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/2 mL injection, 2 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 9604L SOMATROPINsomatropin 10 mg/2 mL injection, 2 mL cartridge 1 1 1
MP 10426R SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 12 mg (36 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 1
MP 10431B SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 12 mg (36 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 1
MP 11495B SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 12 mg (36 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 5
MP 9586M SOMATROPINSOMATROPIN (Recombinant human growth hormone) Powder for injection 12 mg (36 i.u.) with diluent in pre-filled pen (with preservative), 1 1 1 1