DOSAGE LIMITS ON CODEINE CONTAINING PRODUCTS
In support of good clinical governance and to ensure clinically appropriate use of medication, effective 1 September 2016, Witbank Coalfields Medical Scheme will implement dosage limits to Schedule 1 to 3 Codeine containing products, submitted on the Acute options.
An accumulative dosage limit of 1 200mg of Codeine (across all the S1-S3 therapeutic classes containing Codeine) within a 30 days treatment cycle will be allowed.
For the period 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017 when the dosage is exceeded a message will be returned to the PMS, warning that the member has exceeded the allowed dosage limit.
Effective 1 March 2017, once the accumulative dosage limit is exceeded; the cost for the additional quantity of the submitted product will be a surcharge to the member.