4363.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2001  
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Contents >> Appendix 6 - Classification of type of medication

In the 2001 National Health Survey, information was obtained about medications used for selected conditions only; asthma, cancer, heart and circulatory conditions and diabetes mellitus or high sugar levels. From the product or brand name recorded, pharmaceutical medications were office coded to the following classification of generic type, shown below. Medications reported by respondents as vitamin and mineral supplements and natural and herbal medications were separately grouped to these broad groups only.

This classification of type of medication is based on relevant excerpts from the WHO's Anatomical Therapuetic Chemical classification (ATC) (relevant ATC codes are shown in brackets next to lower level category titles as appropriate) and the framework (based on organ system and therapeutic drug class) underlying the listing of medications in the Australian Medicines Handbook, 2000.


1MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR CANCER
11ANTIEMETICS
PROPULSIVES (A03F)
1101
Cisapride
1102
Domperidone
1103
Metoclopramide
ANTIEMETICS AND ANTINAUSEANTS (A04A)
1121
Dolasetron
1122
Ondansetron
1123
Tropisetron
1131
Prochlorperazine
12ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS (ORAL OR OTHER DOMESTIC USE)
ALKYLATING AGENTS (L01A )
1201
Chlorambucil
1202
Cyclophosphamide
1203
Melphalan
ANTIMETABOLITES (L01B)
1221
Methotrexate
1222
Mercaptopurine
PLANT ALKALOIDS AND OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTS (L01C)
1231
Etoposide
OTHER ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS (L01X)
1241
Altretamine
1242
Hydroxycarbamide
13HORMONES AND MODULATORS
ANDROGENS (G03B)
1301
Fluoxymesterone
ANTIANDROGENS (G03H)
1321
Cyproterone
HORMONES AND RELATED AGENTS (L02A)
1331
Fosfestrol
1332
Medroxyprogesterone acetate
1333
Megestrol acetate
1334
Goserelin implant
1335
Leuprorelin
HORMONE ANTAGONISTS AND RELATED AGENTS (L02B)
1341
Tamoxifen
1342
Toremifene
1343
Flutamide
1344
Nilutamide
1345
Aminoglutethimide
1346
Anastrozole
1347
Letrozole
1348
Bicalutamide
14IMMUNOMODULATORS
CYTOKINES AND IMMUNOMODULATORS (L03A)
1401
Interferon alfa 2a
1402
Interferon alfa 2b
1403
Interferon beta 1a
1404
Interferon beta 1b
1999
Other cancer medication
2MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
21DECONGESTANTS AND OTHER NASAL PREPARATIONS FOR TOPICAL USE (R01A)
2102
Methoxamine
2103
Oxymetazoline
2104
Phenylephrine
2105
Tramazoline
2106
Xylometazoline
2108
Tetryzoline
2110
Ephedrine
22ANTIHISTAMINES FOR SYSTEMIC USE (R06A)
2201
Astemizole
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)
23COMBINATION DECONGESTANT/ANTIHISTAMINE (R01A )
2301
Naphazoline
24ANTIHISTAMINE FOR TOPICAL USE (NASAL) (R01A )
2401
Levocabastine (see also 2501)
2402
Ipratropium Bromide
25ANTIHISTAMINE FOR TOPICAL USE (CONJUNCTIVAL) (R01A)
2501
Levocabastine (see also 2401)
26ANTI-INFLAMATORY STERIODS FOR ORAL USE (R01A )
2605
Prednisolone (see also 2705)
27ANTI-INFLAMATORY STEROIDS FOR TOPICAL USE (NASAL) (R01A)
3221
Beclomethasone
3222
Budesonide
3223
Mometasone
28ANTI-INFLAMATORY STEROIDS FOR TOPICAL USE (CONJUNCTIVAL) (S01B)
2701
Dexamethasone
2702
Fluorometholone
2703
Hydrocortisone
2704
Medrysone
2705
Prednisolone (see also 2605)
29ANTI-INFLAMATORY NON-STEROIDS (S01B)
2801
Diclofenac
2802
Flurbiprofen
2803
Indomethacin
2804
Ketorolac
3MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR ASTHMA
30RELIEVER -BRONCHODILATORS (R03)
3101
Adrenaline
3102
Fenoterol
3103
Isoprenaline
3104
Orciprenaline
3105
Salbutamol
3106
Terbutaline
3107
Salmeterol
3108
Eformoterol ( Formoterol)
31PREVENTERS - INHALED STEROIDS (R03)
3201, 3221
Beclamethasone diproprinote (Beclamethasone, Beclometasone)
3203, 3222
Budesonide
3203
Fluticasone
3204
Ipratropium (bromide)
3205
Montelukast sodium, Cromoglycate
3206
Zafirlukast
32PREVENTERS - NON-STEROID (R03)
3207
Cromoglycate ( Sodium cromoglycate, Cromoglicic acid)
3208
Nedocromil
33OTHER ANTI-ASTHMATICS FOR SYSTEMIC USE (R03)
3301
Aminophyline
3302
Theophylline
3303
Choline Theophyllinate
3304
Ipratropium (bromide)
3399
Asthma medications (NEC)
4MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR DIABETES
41INSULINS (A10A)
4101
Insulin lispro
4102
Insulin neutral
4103
Insulin isophane
4104
Insulin neutral - insulin isophane (mixed) , (Insulin, Biphasic)
4105
Insulin zinc suspension
4109
Insulin not further defined
42ORAL BLOOD GLUCOSE LOWERING DRUGS (A10B)
4200
Acarbose
4201
Chlorpropamide
4202
Glibenclamide
4203
Gliclazide
4204
Glipizide
4205
Metformin
4206
Tolbutamide
4999
Diabetes medication (NEC)
5MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR HEART & BLOOD PRESSURE
51CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES (C01A)
5101
Digoxin
5102
Proscillaridin
52ANTI-ARHYTHMICS (C01B)
5201
Amiodarone
5202
Bretylium tosylate
5203
Disopyramide
5204
Flecainide
5205
Lignocaine (Lidocaine)
5206
Mexiletine
5207
Procainamide
5208
Quinidine
53VASODILATORS USED IN CARDIAC DISEASES (C01D)
5301
Glyceryl trinitrate
5302
Isosorbide
5303
Nicorandil
54ANTI-ADRENERGIC AGENTS, CENTRALLY ACTING (C02A)
5401
Clonidine
5402
Methylodopa
55ANTI-ADRENERGIC AGENTS, PERIPHERALLY ACTING (C02C)
5501
Alprostadil
5502
Prazosin
56ARTEIOLAR SMOOTH MUSCLE, AGENTS ACTING ON (C02D)
5601
Hydralazine
5602
Minoxidil
5603
Nitroprusside
57RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM, AGENTS ACTING ON (C09A)
5701
Captopril
5702
Enalapril
5703
Fosinopril
5704
Lisinopril
5705
Perindopril
5706
Quinapril
5707
Ramipril
5708
Trandolapril
58B-BLOCKING AGENTS, PLAIN (C07A)
5801
Alprenolol
5802
Atenolol
5803
Metoprolol
5804
Oxprenolol
5805
Pindolol
5806
Propranolol
5807
Sotalol
5808
Timolol
5809
Esmolol
5810
Labetalol
5811
Carvedilol
59CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS (C08)
5901
Amlodipine
5902
Diltiazem
5903
Felodipine
5904
Nifedipine
5905
Nimodipine
5906
Perhexiline
5907
Verapamil
5999
Cardiovascular Drugs (NEC)
6FLUID/DIURETIC MEDICATIONS
61LOW-CEILING DIURETICS, THIAZIDES (C03A)
6101
Bendrofluazide
6102
Chlorothiazide
6104
Hydrochlorothiazide
6105
Methyclothiazide
62LOW-CEILING DIURETICS, EXCL. THIAZIDES (C03B)
6201
Chlorthalidone
6202
Indapamide
6203
Metolazone
6204
Quinethazone
63HIGH-CEILING DIURETICS (C03C)
6301
Bumetanide
6302
Ethacrynic acid
6303
Frusemide (Furosemide)
64POTASSIUM-SPARING AGENTS (C03D)
6401
Amiloride
6402
Spironolactone
6403
Triamterene
65DIURETICS AND POTASSIUM - SPARING AGENTS IN COMBINATION (C03E)
6501
Amiloride & Hydrochlorothiazide
6502
Triamterene & Hydrochlorothiazide
6999
Fluid/Diuretic medications (NEC)
7SERUM LIPID REDUCING AGENTS
71CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERID REDUCERS (C10A)
7101
Cholestyramine(Colestyramine)
7102
Clofibrate
7103
Colestipol
7104
Gemfibrozil
7105
Nicotinic acid
7106
Pravastatin
7107
Probucol
7108
Simvastatin
7201
Atorvastatin
7202
Cerivastatin
7203
Fluvastatin
7207
Lipobay
7999
Serum Lipid Reducing Medications (NEC)
8ANALGESICS MEDICATIONS
81OPIODS (N02A)
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
82OTHER ANALGESICS AND ANTI-PYRETICS (N02B)
8201
Aspirin /other anitplatelet agents
8202
Paracetamol
8203
Aspirin combinations (including codeine phos., doxylamine, etc)
8204
Paracetamol combinations (incl cod. phos., doxylamine, etc)
8998
Other analgesics / anti-pyretics
8999
Analgesics medications (NEC)
9MEDICATIONS COMMONLY USED FOR CARDIAC AND BLOOD ORGANS
91ANTITHROMBOTIC AGENTS (BO1A)
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
92PERIPLERAL VASODILATORS (C04A)
9201
Phenoxybenzamine
9202
Dipyridamole
93ANGIOTENSIN II ANTAGONISTS, PLAIN (C09C)
9301
Candesartan
9302
Irbesartan
9303, 9304
Telmisartan, Micardis, Pritor
9305
Losartan Cozaar
9998
Medication taken but names/brands not known
9999
Other medications for cardiac and blood organs
0OTHER MEDICATIONS
0001
Vitamin or mineral supplement
0002
Herbal or natural treatments or remedies
0022, 0023
Cough/cold medications
0024
Skin Ointments and creams
0026, 0027
Sedatives/tranquilisers
0032
Other antidotes & antivenoms
0033
Other dermatological
0034
Other ears nose and throat
0035
Other eye medications
0036
Other gastrointestinal
0037
Other genitourinary
0038
Other musculoskeletal
0039
Other neurological medications
0040
Other obstetric/ gynaecological
0041
Other psychotriopics
0042
Other vaccines & immunoglobulins
0043
Other endocrine medications
0044
Other Immunomodulators
0045
Anti-infectives
0097
Other vitamins/minerals or herbal supplements
0098
All other medications (NEC)
0099
Don't know/not stated




Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Survey Design and Operation

Chapter 3 - Health Status Indicators

Chapter 4 - Health Related Actions

Chapter 5 - Health Risk Factors

Chapter 6 - Population Characteristics

Chapter 7 - Data Quality and Interpretation of results

Chapter 8 - Data Output and Dissemination
Appendix 1 - Glossary of Terms Used

Appendix 2 - Sample Counts and Weighted Estimates

Appendix 3 - Classification of Long-term Medical Conditions: Based on ICD-10

Appendix 4 - Classification of Long-term Medical Conditions: Based on ICD-9

Appendix 5 - Classification of Long-term Medical Conditions: ICPC Based

Appendix 6 - Classification of Type of Medication

Appendix 7 - Classification of Country of Birth

Appendix 8 - Classification of Language Spoken at Home
Appendix 9 - Classification of Occupation

Appendix 10 - Classification of Industry of Employment

Appendix 11 - Classification of Types of Alcoholic Drinks

Appendix 12 - Standard Errors

Appendix 13 - Content of the 2001 National Health Survey (Indigenous)

Appendix 14 - List of Abbreviations



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