List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI)

A list of medicines and non-medicinal items which are exempt from active ingredient prescribing requirements has 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.

List of Excluded Medicinal Items July 2021

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List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI)

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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. 

Please contact medsafety@safetyandquality.gov.au for previous iterations of the List of Excluded Medicinal Items.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Guide, user guide or guidelines