Highlights of Changes in Preferred Drug List (PDL) effective January 2014
Escitalopram and paroxetine (immediate release only not controlled release) are now preferred agents. Fluoxetine CAPSULES remain preferred while fluoxetine TABLETS are now NON-preferred.
Fexofenadine is now NON-preferred. Preferred agents remain: cetirizine tablets/syrup and loratadine.
NEW class of medications on the preferred drug list. Brand name Catapres TTS patches are preferred over generic clonidine patches.
Epinephrine – Self Injected
Epi-Pen and Epi-Pen Jr are preferred agents. Auvi-Q and generic epinephrine self-injector pens are non-preferred.
New class of medications on the preferred drug list. Please refer to the detailed listing on the new PDL categorized by potency.
Tobacco cessation products will now be covered by Idaho Medicaid – limitations include two quit attempts every 12 months.