Palliative Care Drug Plan (Plan P) Formulary
Last updated: July 27, 2023
This formulary is a general guide and may not reflect recent Plan P formulary changes. See PharmaCare Formulary Search for current listings.
A downloadable version of the Plan P formulary (PDF, 178KB) is also available.
- Pharmacists must submit a claim at the time of purchase.
- PharmaCare may not cover all available formulations and strengths of the drugs listed below.
- If PharmaCare covers a generic version of a drug, PharmaCare usually covers only part of the cost of the brand product.
- Some generic products may be only partially covered, depending on the price of competing generic products.
On this page:
NSAIDs (This category excludes topical NSAIDs)
- codeine products (including acetaminophen combinations)
- heparin sodium
Coagulants (antifibrinolytic agents)
- tranexamic acid
- valproic acid
- bismuth subsalicylate
- octreotide – as a last resort only
(e.g., currently covered for profuse diarrhea in advanced AIDS not responsive to multiple constipating agents)
- metoclopramide – oral, parenteral
- octreotide - as a last resort only (e.g., currently covered for uncontrolled vomiting from an irreversible bowel obstruction not responsive to the use of multiple antiemetics)
- prochlorperazine – oral, suppository
Antifungal (oral/topical/vaginal preparations)
- All antimicrobials normally covered by PharmaCare
- opium and belladonna – suppositories
- scopolamine – oral, parenteral, patch
- denosumab(120mg/1.7mL vial)
- zoledronic acid(4mg/5mL formulation) - covered if a cost-effective usage. For example, if a patient is at home, has an estimated life span of more than 4 weeks, and hospital day care is not available or the patient would need transportation to get to a hospital. In such a case, the physician could administer zoledronic acid over 10-15 minutes via a butterfly needle in a peripheral vein.
- all ACE inhibitors that are normally PharmaCare benefits
- all antianginals that are normally PharmaCare benefits
- all beta blockers that are normally PharmaCare benefits
- ethacrynic acid
- pantoprazole magnesium
- pramoxine with and without hydrocortisone
- pramoxine and zinc with and without hydrocortisone
- zinc sulfate with and without hydrocortisone
- docusate sodium
- magnesium citrate
- magnesium hydroxide
- mineral oil enema
- sennosides with and without docusate
- sodium citrate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate and sorbitol enema
- diazepam – oral, parenteral
- lorazepam – oral, sublingual, parenteral
- ipratropium – inhalers and nebules
- salbutamol – inhalers and nebules
- mometasone furoate
- codeine syrup
- all topical steroids normally covered by PharmaCare
- fucidic acid (topical)
- metronidazole (topical)
- silver sulfadiazine (topical)
- atropine 1% ophthalmic drops
- azelaic acid topical gel
- digestive enzymes
- potassium chloride solution
Note: PharmaCare formularies are not a replacement for professional medical judgment and advice.
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