Current prescribing patterns of bupropion in Australia

Christopher M Doran, Anthony P Shakeshaft, Jennifer A Gates, Julia E Fawcett and Richard P Mattick
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04708.x
Published online: 5 August 2002

To the Editor: Bupropion hydrochloride was listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on 1 February 2001 for use as short-term adjunctive therapy for high nicotine dependence, with the goal of maintaining abstinence. Supply is limited to one application per year, with no repeats, and a maximum quantity of 120 tablets at a dispensed cost of $238.95.

  • Christopher M Doran
  • Anthony P Shakeshaft
  • Jennifer A Gates
  • Julia E Fawcett
  • Richard P Mattick



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