Correct Quantities for PharmaCare Claim Submissions

The tables below list correct quantities for categories of medications as well as for specific medications.
To suggest an addition to this list, please email pharma@gov.bc.ca.

If you are unsure of the correct unit of measure or are having trouble entering a decimal when required, please contact us.

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General items
General Items Enter quantity using this unit of measure
Continuous glucose monitors Claims for all items should be entered as “each” and reflect the number of pieces within the kit.
  • If you dispense 1 kit that contains 3 sensors, and 1 transmitter, total quantity = 4
Creams or ointments Weight in grams
Inhalers Refer to detailed list
Insulin pump supplies Claims for all items should be entered as “each” and reflect the number of pieces within the kit. For example, for infusion sets/kits:
  • If you dispense 1 kit that contains 1 cannula and 1 tubing, total quantity = 2
  • If you dispense 1 kit that contains 10 cannula and 10 tubing, total quantity = 20
  • If you dispense 2 kits and each kit contains 10 cannula and 10 tubing, total quantity = 40
  • If you dispense 1 box of pods that contains 10 pods, total quantity = 10
Refer to PharmaCare Insulin Pump Supplies list for more information.
Insulins are entered as the total volume in mL, regardless of format (vial, cartridge, pre-filled pen).
Liquid (oral) Volume in millilitres
Liquid (injectable) Volume in millilitres or number of vials
Nebulizers Volume in millilitres
Patches Number of patches
Powders for injection Grams or number of vials
Prefilled vaccine syringes Volume in millilitres (e.g., 0.5 mL)
Pre-loaded syringes Number of syringes
Sprays If product package indicates number of doses, submit number of doses. Otherwise, use volume in millilitres
Suppositories Number of suppositories
Rectal enema preparations Volume in millilitres (e.g., 1 box = 7 x 100 mL = 700 mL)
Tablet / capsules / caplets Number of tablets or capsules or caplets

Injectables
Injectable Medications DIN Enter quantity using this unit of measure
abatacept (Orencia®) 2282097 Number of vials
adalimumab (Amgevita®) 20 mg/0.4 mL 02459310 Number of syringes
adalimumab (Amgevita®) 40 mg/0.8 mL 02459299
02459302
Number of syringes
Number of autoinjectors
adalimumab (Hadlima®) 40 mg/0.8 mL 02473097
02473100
Number of syringes
Number of autoinjectors
adalimumab (Hulio®) 40 mg/0.8 mL 02502399
02502402
Number of syringes
Number of pens
adalimumab (Humira®) 2258595 Number of syringes
adalimumab (Hyrimoz®) 20 mg/0.4 mL 02505258 Number of syringes
adalimumab (Hyrimoz®) 40 mg/0.8 mL 02492156
02492164
Number of autoinjectors
Number of syringes
adalimumab (Idacio®) 40 mg/0.8 mL 02502674 Number of pens
alemtuzumab (Lemtrada®) 2418320 Volume in millilitres
baclofen (Lioresal® intrathecal 0.5 mg/mL) 2131056 Volume in millilitres
baclofen (VPI-BACLOFEN intrathecal 0.5 mg/mL) 2413639 Number of ampoules (1 ampoule = 20 mL)
botulinum neurotoxin A, with complexing proteins, also known as onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®) 1981501 Number of units
botulinum neurotoxin A, free from complexing proteins, also known as incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) 2324032
2371081
Number of vials
buprenorphine extended-release injection (Sublocade) 02483084
02483092
09858127
09858128
Number of syringes
calcitonin (Calcimar) 1926691 Number of vials
certolizumab (Cimzia™) 2331675 Number of syringes
colistimethate sodium 2244849 Number of vials
colistimethate sodium (Coly‑Mycin M Parenteral®) 476420 Number of vials
dalteparin (Fragmin®) 02494582 Number of prefilled syringes
dalteparin (Fragmin®) 2132664
2231171
2132621
2132648
2352648
2352672
2352656
2352664
2352680
Volume in millilitres
denosumab (XGEVA®) 02368153 Volume in millilitres
edaravone (Radicava™ ) 02475472 Volume in millilitres
enoxaparin (Lovenox®) 2012472
2236564
2236883
Volume in millilitres
enoxaparin HP (Lovenox HP®) 2242692 Number of syringes
etanercept 25 mg (Enbrel®) 2242903 Number of kits (usual dosing is 1 kit = 14-day supply)
etanercept 50 mg (Enbrel®) 2274728 Number of syringes (each 50 mg syringe is 1 mL)
Usual dosing is 1 syringe = 7-day supply
etanercept 25 mg (Erelzi®) 02462877 Number of syringes (each 25 mg syringe is 0.5 mL)
Usual dosing is 1 syringe or pen = 7-day supply
etanercept 50 mg (Erelzi®)
  • autoinjector pen
  • pre-filled syringe
02462850
02462869
Number of syringes (each 50 mg syringe or pen is 1 mL).
Usual dosing is 1 syringe or pen = 7-day supply
evolocumab (Repatha™) 02446057 Number of syringes (420 mg/3.5 mL pre-filled cartridge)
filgrastim (Grastofil®)
  300 µg/0.5 mL
  480 µg/0.8 mL
single-use pre-filled syringe
2441489
2454548
Volume in millilitres
filgrastim (Neupogen®) 1968017 Volume in millilitres
glatiramer (Copaxone®) 2233014 Number of kits
glatiramer (Copaxone®) 2245619 Number of kits (1 kit contains 30 – 1 mL syringes)
golimumab (Simponi®) 2324784
2324776
Volume in millilitres
icatibant (Firazyr®) 2425696 Volume in millilitres
infliximab (Inflectra®) 2419475 Number of vials
infliximab (Remicade®) 2244016 Number of vials
infliximab (Renflexis®) 2470373 Number of vials
insulins All Total volume in millilitres
interferon alfa-2b (Intron A®) 2223406
2231651
Number of vials
interferon beta (Avonex®)
interferon beta (Avonex-PS®)
2237770
2269201
Number of kits
interferon beta-1a (Rebif®) 2281708
2237317
2237319
2237320
Number of syringes
interferon beta-1a (Rebif®) 2318253
2318261
Number of cartridges
interferon beta-1b (Betaseron®) 2169649 Number of vials
interferon beta-1b (Extavia®) 2337819 Number of vials
mepolizumab (Nucala) 02449781 Number of vials
mepolizumab (Nucala) 02492989 Number of autoinjector
mepolizumab (Nucala) 02492997 Number of syringes
nadroparin calcium (Fraxiparine) 02236913
02450623
02450631
02450658
02450615
Volume in millilitres
nadroparin calcium
(Fraxiparine Forte)
02450674
02450666
02240114
Volume in millilitres
natalizumab (Tysabri®) 2286386 Volume in millilitres
peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys®) 2248077
2248078
Volume in millilitres
pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent (Pneumovax®) 431648 Number of vials (10 x 0.5 mL vials per box)
risankizumab (Skyrizi®) 02487454 Number of syringes
risperidone (Risperdal Consta®) 2255707
2255723
2255758
Number of vials
sarilumab (Kevzara®) 02460521
02472961
02460548
02472988
Number of prefilled syringes or prefilled pens (each syringe or pen is 1.14 mL)
Usual dosing is one syringe or pen = 14-day supply
semaglutide (Ozempic®) 1.34 mg/mL 02471477 Volume in milliliters (one pre-filled pen = 1.5 mL)
semaglutide (Ozempic®) 1.34 mg/mL 02471469 Volume in milliliters (one pre-filled pen = 3 mL)
sumatriptan (Imitrex®) 2361698 Volume in millilitres
thiamine HCL INJ USP 100 mg/mL All Volume in millilitres
tinzaparin (Innohep®) 2429462
2429470
2429489
2167840
2229515
2229755
2231478
2358158
2358166
2358174
2358182
Volume in millilitres
Tobramycin® injection USP 533688 Number of vials
Tobramycin® for injection USP 2230640
2241209
2241210
Volume in millilitres
tocilizumab (Actemra®) 2424770 Number of prefilled syringes
ustekinumab (Stelara®) 2320673 Number of vials
ustekinumab (Stelara®) 2320681 Number of prefilled syringes
vancomycin 2241821
2139383
Number of (1-gram) vials
zoledronic acid (Aclasta®) 2269198 Volume in millilitres

Specific medications
Specific Medications Enter quantity using this unit of measure
butorphanol Number of doses (14 per bottle)
Creon Minimicrospheres (2445158) Number of scoops (200 scoops per 20-gram glass bottle) (Note: Use scoop even though PharmaNet indicates to bill per gram)
cystic fibrosis supplies: liquids Volume in millilitres
cystic fibrosis supplies: tablets Number of tablets
cystic fibrosis supplies: capsules Number of capsules
cystic fibrosis supplies: caplets Number of caplets
Desmopressin® acetate nasal spray 0.1 mg/mL Volume in millilitres (25 doses = 2.5 mL; 50 doses = 5 mL)
Mifegymiso® Boxes containing one full course of medication
Pheburane® Weight in grams
pirfenidone (Esbriet®) (2393751) Number of capsules
pirfenidone (Esbriet®) (2464489, 2464500) Number of tablets
Ravicti® Volume in millilitres

Inhaled medications
Inhaled Medications DIN/PIN Pack Size Correct Unit of Measure
Advair inhalation aerosol 125 2245126 120 doses per canister Number of doses
Advair inhalation aerosol 250 2245127 120 doses per canister Number of doses
Advair 250 diskus 2240836 28 or 60 blisters (doses) Number of doses
Advair 500 diskus 2240837 28 or 60 blisters (doses) Number of doses
Atrovent HFA inhalation aerosol 2247686 200 doses per canister Number of doses
Asmanex Twisthaler 2243595 60 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Asmanex Twisthaler 2243596 30 and 60 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Combivent inhalation aerosol 2163721 100 and 200 dose canisters Number of doses
dornase alfa (Pulmozyme®) 2046733 30 (1 mg/mL) 2.5 mL ampoules Volume in millilitres
Flovent HFA 125 2244292 60 and 120 dose canisters Number of doses
Flovent HFA 250 2244293 60 and 120 dose canisters Number of doses
Incruse® Ellipta® 62.5 mcg/dose 02423596 30 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Pulmicort nebuamp 0.5 mg/mL 1978926 20 (40 mL) and 30 (60 mL) ampoules Volume in millilitres
Pulmicort turbuhaler 200 mcg/dose 851752 200 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Pulmicort turbuhaler 400 mcg/dose 851760 200 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Ratio-salbutamol HFA 2244914 200 doses per canister Number of doses
Spiriva® Respimat® 2.5 mcg/dose 02435381 60 doses per canister Number of doses
Symbicort 200 turbuhaler 2245386 60 or 120 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Trelegy® Ellipta® 100/62.5/25 mcg/dose 02474522 30 doses per inhaler Number of doses
Zenhale inhalation aerosol 50/5 2361744 120 doses per canister Number of doses
Zenhale inhalation aerosol 100/5 2361752 120 doses per canister Number of doses
Zenhale inhalation aerosol 200/5 2361760 120 doses per canister Number of doses

Solution/suspension medications
Solution/Suspension Medications DIN Enter quantity using this unit of measure
dorzolamide with preservative (Trusopt®) 2216205 Volume in millilitres
dorzolamide with preservative (Apo-dorzolamide) 2296055 Volume in millilitres
dorzolamide preservative-free (Trusopt®) 2269090 Number of units (1 unit = 0.2 mL)