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4363.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide - Electronic Publication, 2007-08  
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CLASSIFICATION OF TYPES OF MEDICATION

ABS category Generic medication name

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Tricyclic antidepressants and mianserin
100 Amitriptyline
101 Clomipramine
102 Doxepin
103 Imipramine
104 Nortriptyline
105 Trimipramine
106 Mianserin
107 Dothiepin
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
200 Phenelzine
201 Tranylcypromine
Monoamine oxidase A inhibitors
300 Moclobemide
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
400 Citalopram
401 Fluoxetine
402 Fluvoxamine
403 Paroxetine
404 Sertraline
Other antidepressants
500 Mirtazapine
501 Nefazodone
502 Reboxetine
503 Venlafaxine
Conventional antipsychotics
600 Chlorpromazine
601 Droperidol
602 Fluphenazine
603 Flupenthixol
604 Haloperidol
605 Pericyazine
606 Pimozide
607 Thioridazine
608 Thiothixene
609 Trifluoperazine
610 Zuclopenthixol
Atypical antipsychotics
700 Amisulpride
701 Clozapine
702 Olanzapine
703 Quetiapine
704 Risperidone
Lithium
110 Lithium
Benzodiazepines
800 Alprazolam
801 Bromazepam
802 Clobazam
803 Diazepam
804 Flunitrazepam
805 Lorazepam
806 Nirtazepam
807 Oxazepam
808 Temazepam
809 Trazolam
899 Other Benzodiazepines
Other anxiolytics and hypnotics
120 Buspirone
900 Zolpidem
901 Zopiclone
Other sedatives and tranquillisers
0027, 0999 Other sedatives and tranquillisers

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS

Sympathomimetics
2023 Pseudoephedrine
2101 Flunisolide
2102 Methoxamine
2103 Oxymetazoline
2104 Phenylephrine
2105 Tramazoline
2106 Xylometazoline
2108 Tetryzoline
2110 Ephedrine
2114 Isopto homatropine
2201 Astemizole
2301 Naphazoline
Antihistamine for topical use (nasal)
2401 Levocabastine (nasal drops)
2402 Ipratropium Bromide
2403 Azelastine
2404 Mapirocin
Antihistamine for topical use (conjunctival)
2501 Levocabastine (eye drops)
2502 Olopatadine
Anti-inflamatory steriods for oral use
2605 Prednisolone
2606 Prednisone
Anti-inflamatory steriods for topical use (nasal)
3221 Beclomethasone
3222 Budesonide
3223 Mometasone
Anti-inflamatory steriods for topical use (conjunctival)
2701 Dexamethasone
2702 Fluorometholone
2703 Hydrocortisone
2704 Medrysone
2705 Prednisolone (eye drops)
Anti-inflamatory non-steriods
2802 Flurbiprofen
2803 Indomethacin (respiratory)
2804 Ketorolac (respiratory)
Antihistamines for systemic use
2202 Azatadine
2203 Cetirizine
2204 Chlorpheniramine
2205 Cyproheptadine
2206 Dexchlorpheniramine
2207 Diphenhydramine
2208 Diphenylpyraline
2209 Hydroxyzine
2210 Loratadine
2211 Mebhydrolin
2212 Meclozine
2213 Methdilazine
2214 Pheniramine
2215 Promethazine
2216 Terfenadine
2217 Alimemazine
2218 Fexofenadine
2999 Allergy medications nec

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR ASTHMA

Reliever-bronchodilators
3101 Adrenaline
3102 Fenoterol
3103 Isoprenaline
3104 Orciprenaline
3105 Salbutamol
3106 Terbutaline
3107 Salmeterol
3108 Eformoterol
Preventers-inhaled steriods
3201 Beclamethasone (inhaler)
3202 Budesonide (inhaler)
3203 Fluticasone
3204 Ipratropium
3205 Montelukast sodium
3206 Zafirlukast
3401 Tiotropium
Preventers-non-steriods
3207 Cromoglycate
3208 Nedocromil
Other anti-asthmatics for systemic use
3301 Aminophyline
3302 Theophylline
3303 Choline Theophyllinate
3304 Ipratropium (bromide)
Asthma medications nec
3999 Asthma medications nec

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Androgens
2730 Testosterone
Medications affecting bone structure and mineralization
2740 Raloxifene
Bisphosphonates
2750 Etidronate
2751 Etidronate plus calcium
2752 Alendronate
2753 Risedronate
2754 Pamidronate
2755 Zoledronic acid
Anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products, non steroids
2810 Meloxicam
2811 Naproxen
2812 Parecoxib
2813 Piroxicam
2815 Sulindac
2816 Tiaprofenic acid
2821 Diclofenac
2823 Indomethacin (arthritis)
2824 Ketorolac (arthritis
2825 Celecoxib
2826 Diflunisal
2827 Ibuprofen
2828 Ketoprofen
2829 Mefenamic acid
Quinolines
2830 Chloroquine
2831 Hydroxychloroquine
Gold salts
2850 Auranofin
2851 Aurothiomalate
Immunosuppressants
2817 Methotrexate
2840 Azathioprine
2841 Cyclosporin
2842 Etanercept
2844 Leflunomide
Other medications for rheumatoid arthritis
2860 Penicillamine
2861 Sulfasalazine
2843 Other medications for rheumatoid arthritis
Antigout preparation
2818 Colchicine
2870 Allopurinol
2872 Probenecid
Intra-articular corticosteroids
2880 Betamethasone
2881 Methylprednisolone
2882 Triamcinolone
Other musculoskeletal
2814 Rofecoxib
2820 Hylans
2836 Methysulfonylmethane
Vitamin D substances
2760 Ergocalciferol
2761 Cholecalciferol
2762 Calcitriol
Calcium
2770 Calcium citrate
2771 Calcium carbonate
2835 Calcium
Other arthritis medications
2780 Parathyriod hormone
2790 Strontium ranelate
Vitamins or mineral supplements or herbal or natural remedies
2800 Glucosamine
2805 Shark cartilage
2806 Osteoeze
2807 Lyprinol
2808 Fish oil
2809 Celery seed
2837 Other vitamins or minerals for arthritis
2838 Other herbal remedies for arthritis
2839 Other vitamins, minerals or herbal remedies for arthritis nec
2845 Vitamin E
2846 Vitamin C
2847 Vitamin B (arthritis)
2848 Crotico (B5 or B6)
2849 Vitamin D
2855 Vitamin K1

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR DIABETES

Insulins
4101 Insulin lispro
4102 Insulin neutral
4103 Insulin isophane
4104 Insulin neutral - insulin isophane
4105 Insulin zinc suspension
Oral blood glucose lowering drugs
4200 Acarbose
4201 Chlorpropamide
4202 Glibenclamide
4203 Gliclazide
4204 Glipizide
4205 Metformin
4206 Tolbutamide
4207 Glimepiride
4301 Pioglitazone
4302 Rosiglitazone
4303 Repaglinide
4304 Glucagon
Diabetes medication nec
4999 Diabetes medication nec

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR HEART AND BLOOD PRESSURE

Cardiac glycosides
5101 Digoxin
5102 Proscillaridin
Anti-arhythmics
5201 Amiodarone
5202 Bretylium tosylate
5203 Disopyramide
5204 Flecainide
5205 Lignocaine
5206 Mexiletine
5207 Procainamide
5208 Quinidine
Vasodilators used in cardiac disease
5210 Adenosine
5301 Glyceryl trinitrate
5302 Isosorbide Dinitrate
5303 Nicorandil
5304 Isosorbide Mononitrate
Anti-adrenergic agents, centrally acting
5401 Clonidine
5402 Methyldopa
Anti-adrenergic agents, peripherally acting
5501 Alprostadil
5502 Prazosin
5503 Terazosin
Arteiolar smooth muscle, agents acting on
5601 Hydralazine
5602 Minoxidil
5603 Nitroprusside
5604 Diazoxide
Beta blocking agents
5801 Alprenolol
5802 Atenolol
5803 Metoprolol
5804 Oxprenolol
5805 Pindolol
5806 Propranolol
5807 Sotalol
5808 Timolol
5809 Esmolol
5810 Labetalol
5811 Carvedilol
Calcium channel blockers
5901 Amlodipine
5902 Diltiazem
5903 Felodipine
5904 Nifedipine
5905 Nimodipine
5906 Perhexiline
5907 Verapamil
5908 Lercanidipine
ACE inhibitors, plain
5701 Captopril
5702 Enalapril
5703 Fosinopril
5704 Lisinopril
5705 Perindopril
5706 Quinapril
5707 Ramipril
5708 Trandolapril
Cardiovascular drugs nec
5999 Cardiovascular drugs nec

FLUID / DIURETIC MEDICATIONS

Low-ceiling diuretics, thiazides
6101 Bendrofluazide
6102 Chlorothiazide
6103 Cyclopenthiazide
6104 Hydrochlorothiazide
6105 Methyclothiazide
Low-ceiling diuretics, excluding thiazides
6201 Chlorthalidone
6202 Indapamide
6203 Metolazone
6204 Quinethazone
High-ceiling diuretics
6301 Bumetanide
6302 Ethacrynic acid
6303 Frusemide
Potassium-sparing agents
6401 Amiloride
6402 Spironolactone
6403 Triamterene
Diuretics and potassium-sparing agents in combination
6501 Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide
6502 Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide
Fluid/diuretic medications nec
6999 Fluid/diuretic medications nec

SERIN LIPID REDUCING AGENTS

Cholesterol and triglycerid reducers
7101 Cholestyramine
7102 Clofibrate
7103 Colestipol
7104 Gemfibrozil
7105 Nicotinic acid
7106 Pravastatin
7107 Probucol
7108 Simvastatin
7201 Atorvastatin
7202 Cerivastatin
7203 Fluvastatin
7207 Lipobay
Serum lipid reducing medications nec
7999 Serum lipid reducing medications nec

MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR CARDIAC AND BLOOD ORGANS

Antithrombotic agents
9101 Antithrombin III
9102 Dalteparin
9103 Danapariod
9104 Enoxaparin
9105 Heparin
9106 Heparin, combinations
9107 Nadroparin
9108 Parnaparin
9109 Reviparin
9110 Sulodexide
9111 Tinzaparin
9112 Warfarin
9113 Phenindione
9114 Fondaparinux
9201 Phenoxybenzamine
9202 Dipyridamole
9203 Clopidogrel
9204 Ticlopidine
9401 Alteplase
9402 Reteplase
9403 Streptokinase
9404 Urokinase
9405 Tenecteplase
Antifibrinolytics
9115 Factor VIII
9116 Factor IX
9117 Protamine
9118 Tranexamic acid
9119 Vitamin K
Angiotensin II antagonists
9301 Candesartan
9302 Irbesartan
9303 Eprosartan
9304 Telmisartan
9305 Losartan

ANALGESICS MEDICATION

Opiods
8101 Buprenorphine
8102 Codeine phosphate
8103 Dextromoramide
8104 Dextropropoxyphene
8105 Fentanyl citrate
8106 Methadone
8107 Morphine
8108 Oxycodone
8109 Papaveretum
8110 Pentazocine
8111 Pethidine
8112 Phenoperidine
8113 Tramadol
8114 Hydromorphone
Other analgesics and anti-pyretics
8201 Aspirin / other anitplatelet agents
8202 Paracetamol
8203 Aspirin combinations
8204 Paracetamol combinations
8998 Other analgesics/anti-pyretics
Analgesics medications nec
8999 Analgesics medications nec

OTHER MEDICATIONS

Other medications
1 Vitamin or mineral supplement
2 Herbal or natural treatments or remedies
22 Iron supplements
23 Cough/cold medications
24 Skin ointments and creams
32 Other antidotes and antivenoms
33 Other dermatological medications
34 Other ear, nose and throat medications
35 Other eye medications
36 Other gastrointestinal medications
37 Other genitourinary medications
38 Other musculoskeletal medications
39 Other neurological medications
40 Other obstetric/gynaecological medications
41 Other psychotropics medications
42 Other vaccines and immunoglobulins medications
43 Other endocrine medications
44 Other immunomodulators medications
45 Anti-infectives medications
95 Vitamins
96 Herbal
97 Other vitamins, minerals or herbal supplements nec
98 All other medications nec
99 Don't know/not stated



Some medications are unable to be coded to a particular category as they contain a combination of active ingredients, and are therefore coded to medication not elsewhere classified (for the respective condition). For example, Seretide, which has the active ingredients Fluticasone and Salmeterol, could not be assigned to either Fluticasone or Salmeterol, and was therefore coded to 'Asthma medications nec'.


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