Fentanyl patches – brand change
Fentanyl Sandoz patches were listed from 1 February 2015.
There will be a 6 month transition period between 1 February and 1 August 2015 where both Fentanyl Sandoz patches and Mylan Fentanyl patches will be listed, fully funded. Mylan Fentanyl patches will continue to be fully funded until they are delisted on 1 August 2015. This will allow most patients to complete their treatment without changing brands. Following the delisting of Mylan Fentanyl patch, Fentanyl Sandoz patch will be the only funded brand of Fentanyl patches until at least 30 June 2016.
New patients can be started on the Fentanyl Sandoz patches from 1 February 2015, to avoid the need for these patients to switch brands.
Information is available on our website covering advice on changing brands.
Click me to view reference to Pharmaceutical Schedule Update February 2015