PPI rescheduled to pharmacy-only
UPDATED: 2 March 2014
Patients will soon be able to buy low-dose esomeprazole (Nexium) directly from pharmacies without a doctor's script.
The change follows a decision by a TGA advisory committee, which ruled that the PPI had an appropriate safety profile to become a Schedule 3 (pharmacist-only) medication.
The rescheduling applies only to oral preparations containing 20mg or less per dose, in packs containing a