Drugs That Require a PA

A FlexScripts Fact Sheet

Here’s a partial list of drug classes that commonly require PAs.

Opioids such as Oxycontin®, oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl.

Blood thinners such as Lovenox® prevent the formation of blood clots.

Chemotherapy drugs need PAs to determine if the medicine is covered by the prescription benefit or the medical plan.

Antiemetics such as Zofran® are used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Multiple Sclerosis drugs such as Avonex®, Betaseron®, Extavia®, Rebif®, and Copaxone® are high-cost self-injectables.

ADHD drugs such as Methylphenidate, Dextro-amphetamine-amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine, and Strattera®.

Narcolepsy drugs used to treat a chronic sleep disorder.