This is a list of all the unique values from the Drug Name variable in the High Cost Drugs Dataset that relate to the prescribing of belimumab.
The values in this variable do not follow a coding system so the selection for this codelist is based on the drug name value, after converting all text to lower case, containing one or more of the following strings (these are the generic medicine name and brand names):
All drug name values that contain at least one of the above strings are included in the belimumab group and assigned the VTM (virtual therapeutic moiety) code 704193005.
|belimumab 120 mg intravenous infusion|
|belimumab 120 mg powder for injection|
|belimumab 120mg powder for solution for infusion vials|
|belimumab 400 mg intravenous infusion|
|belimumab 400 mg powder for injection|
|belimumab 400mg powder for solution for infusion vials|
|belimumab!120mg!powder for concentrate for infusio|
|belimumab!400mg!powder for concentrate for infusio|
|benlysta 400mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion vials (glaxosmithkline uk ltd)|