Drug schedule changes - hydrocortisone 1%

January 13, 2015

On December 25, 2014, amendments to the prescription drug list under the Food and Drug Regulation came into effect, removing certain hydrocortisone products. The National Drug Schedule Advisory Committee met in advance to review these drugs, which became scheduled as follows (as of December 30, 2014):

Drug

Package size

Now Schedule

Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, when sold in a concentration that provides 1% or less hydrocortisone in preparations for topical use on the skin in adults and children 2 years of age and over

Package sizes containing more than 30g

1

Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, when sold in a concentration that provides 1% or less hydrocortisone in preparations for topical use on the skin in children under 2 years of age

 

1

Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, when sold in a concentration that provides 1% or less hydrocortisone in preparations for topical use on the skin in adults and children 2 years of age and over

Package sizes containing no more than 30g

3


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