Acarbose (Accarb) 100 mg tablets: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Viatris advises that Accarb 100 mg tablets (Pharmacode: 2402416) will be out of stock for about 3 months.

Affected product

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

The supplier has a small amount of stock left but an out of stock is expected before the end of July.

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

Schedule listing for Acarbose(external link)

Alternative product – use two x 50 mg tablets

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

Viatris has checked, and there are enough 50 mg tablets to meet this additional demand. 

Expected resupply – late October 2023

A fresh supply of Accarb tabs 100mg is scheduled to land in Aotearoa New Zealand in mid-to-late October 2023. 

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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