Acarbose (Accarb) 100 mg tablets: Supply issue resolved

Viatris were out of stock of that Accarb 100 mg tablets (Pharmacode: 2402416) .

14 February 2024 Supply update

Viatris advise that they have released stock to wholesalers. It can take 1 to 2 weeks for stock to move through the supply chain to pharmacies around the motu. 

Affected product

Viatris, the supplier of acarbose tab 100 mg, advised of an out of stock. This supply issue was caused by delays with moving manufacturing of acarbose between facilities.

  • Chemical: Acarbose
  • Presentation: Tab 100 mg
  • Brand: Accarb
  • Pharmacode: 2402416

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Alternative product – use two x 50 mg tablets

We were advised that using two 50 mg tablets (pharmacode 2402408) is an acceptable alternative to the 100 mg. 

Resupplied mid-February 2024

Viatris advised that Accarb tabs 100mg were released to wholesalers in mid-February 2024. Supply may take another 1 to 2 weeks to reach pharmacies around the motu. 

Who to contact

If you have questions about this issue, email

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is. 

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