Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Specified Prescription Medicines for Designated Registered Nurse Prescribers

This notice revokes and replaces the notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 1 September 2016, Issue No. 77, Notice No. 2016-go5037.

Pursuant to section 105(5A) of the Medicines Act 1981, I, Dr Stewart Jessamine, Director, Protection, Regulation and Assurance, Ministry of Health, acting under delegated authority, hereby declare the following prescription medicines are specified prescription medicines for the purposes of the Medicines (Designated Prescriber – Registered Nurses) Regulations 2016:

Every reference to a medicine in this notice applies whether the medicine is synthetic in origin or is from biological or mineral sources.

Unless specific reference is made otherwise, every reference applies also to medicines that are:

  1. preparations and admixtures containing any proportion of any substance listed in the notice.
  2. salts and esters of any substance listed in the notice.
  3. preparations or extracts of biological materials listed in the notice.
  4. salts or oxides of elements listed in the notice.

Unless specific reference is made otherwise, every reference to a medicine applies:

  1. if the medicine is in an injection or eye preparation, to any concentration of that medicine; and
  2. if the medicine is not in an injection or eye preparation, only if the concentration of the medicine is greater than 10 milligrams per litre or per kilogram.

Where any reference is modified by a statement of the strength of the medicine, the strength is calculated using the free acid, base, alcohol or element unless specifically stated otherwise.

Aciclovir

Adapalene

Adrenaline

Alfacalcidol

Allopurinol

Amethocaine; ophthalmic use only

Amitriptyline

Amlodipine

Amoxycillin

Atenolol

Atorvastatin

Atovaquone

Atropine; ophthalmic use only

Azithromycin

Beclomethasone

Bendrofluazide

Benzathine penicillin

Benzylpenicillin

Betamethasone

Bezafibrate

Bimatoprost

Bisoprolol

Brimonidine

Brinzolamide

Budesonide

Bumetanide

Buspirone

Calcipotriol

Candesartan

Carvedilol

Cefaclor

Cefazolin

Ceftriaxone

Cefuroxime

Celiprolol

Cephalexin

Cetirizine

Chloramphenicol

Cilazapril

Cinchocaine

Citalopram

Clarithromycin

Clavulanic acid

Clioquinol 

Clobetasol

Clonidine

Colecalciferol

Colestipol

Colestyramine

Cyclopentolate

Dalteparin

Danthron

Desogestrel

Dexamethasone

Diclofenac

Digoxin

Diltiazem

Dipyridamole

Disopyramide

Disulfiram

Domperidone

Dorzolamide

Doxazosin

Doxycycline

Drospirenone

Enalapril

Enoxaparin

Epoetins

Erythromycin

Escitalopram

Ethinylestradiol

Etonogestrel

Ezetimibe

Famciclovir

Felodipine

Flucloxacillin

Flumethasone

Fluocortolone

Fluorescein

Fluorometholone

Fluoxetine

Fluticasone

Fluvoxamine

Formoterol

Framycetin

Furosemide

Fusidic acid

Gabapentin

Ganciclovir

Gliclazide

Glipizide

Glyceryl trinitrate; for transdermal use

Gramicidin

Haloperidol

Heparins

Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrocortisone; for aural use

Hyoscine

Ibuprofen

Immunoglobulins

Indapamide

Insulins

Ipratropium

Isosorbide mononitrate

Ivermectin

Ketoprofen

Labetalol

Lansoprazole

Latanoprost

Levonorgestrel

Lignocaine

Lisinopril

Loperamide

Losartan

Medroxyprogesterone

Mefenamic acid

Mefloquine

Melatonin

Metformin

Methoxyflurane

Methyldopa

Methylprednisolone

Metoclopramide

Metoprolol

Metronidazole

Misoprostol

Mometasone

Montelukast

Mupirocin

Nadolol

Naloxone

Naltrexone

Naproxen

Natamycin

Nedocromil

Nefopam

Neomycin

Nitrofurantoin

Norethisterone

Norfloxacin

Nortriptyline

Nystatin

Omeprazole

Ondansetron

Ornidazole

Orphenadrine

Oseltamivir

Oxybuprocaine

Oxybutynin

Pantoprazole

Paroxetine

Perindopril

Phenoxymethylpenicillin

Pilocarpine

Pizotifen

Podophyllotoxin

Polymyxin

Pravastatin

Prednisolone

Prednisone

Probenecid

Procaine penicillin

Prochlorperazine

Proguanil

Promethazine

Proxymetacaine

Quinapril

Ranitidine

Rifampicin

Rizatriptan

Roxithromycin

Salbutamol

Salmeterol

Sertraline

Simvastatin

Sodium cromoglycate; for inhalation use

Solifenacin

Spironolactone

Sulfamethoxazole

Sulfasalazine

Sulindac

Sumatriptan

Tenoxicam

Terazosin

Terbutaline

Tiaprofenic acid

Timolol

Tiotropium

Tobramycin

Tramadol

Trandolapril

Tranexamic acid

Travoprost

Tretinoin

Triamcinolone

Trimethoprim

Tropicamide

Vaccines

Valaciclovir

Valproic acid

Warfarin

Zopiclone

Dated this 5th day of September 2016.

Dr STEWART JESSAMINE, Director, Protection, Regulation and Assurance, Ministry of Health.