List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI)

The Active ingredient prescribing – User guide for Australian prescribers supports prescribers to prescribe medicines by the active ingredient with best practice guidance for specification of brand. Principles are outlined in the user guide to determine when prescribers should consider brand name specification if clinically necessary. The List of Medicines for Brand Consideration includes medicines prescribers should consider prescribing by brand as well as active ingredient, if clinically necessary for the treatment of their patient.

A list of medicines and non-medicinal items which are exempt from active ingredient prescribing requirements has also been developed to support prescribers. This List of Excluded Medicinal Items should be prescribed by brand only for practical and safety purposes. Clinical software systems will default to brand name only for items on the List of Excluded Medicinal Items.

Front cover of the List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI) for active ingredient prescribing


List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI)

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