Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

There is a supply issue affecting the oral liquid amoxicillin 50 mg with clavulanic acid and the oral liquid amoxicillin 25 mg with clavulanic acid.

19 January 2023 Update

Stock is available of grans for oral liquid amoxicillin 50 mg with clavulanic acid 12.5 mg per ml (Pharmacode: 2327945). Please note: it may take time for this product to make its way through the supply chain to pharmacies. 

Affected products

We are advised that:

  • Grans for oral liquid amoxicillin 50 mg with clavulanic acid 12.5 mg per ml (Pharmacode: 2327945) has stock available
  • Grans for oral liquid amoxicillin 25 mg with clavulanic acid 6.25 mg per ml (Pharmacode: 319473) has limited availabllility 

Check the Schedule listing for amoxicillin with clavulanic acid(external link)

About these issues

Due to increased demand and manufacturing constraints, the supplier Sandoz has advised us that grans for oral liq amoxicillin 50 mg with clavulanic acid 12.5 mg per ml (Curam) was out of stock. Stock was replenished by 19 January 2023.

The supplier GSK have also advised us that there is limited availability of grans for oral liq amoxicillin 25 mg with clavulanic acid 6.25 mg per ml (Augmentin) due to a significant increase in demand and delayed delivery.

GSK is working on options to mitigate any impact and available stock is being allocated to ensure that it is distributed fairly.

Alternative products

There are no issues impacting tab 500 mg with clavulanic acid 125 mg (Pharmacode: 2602121). 

We are working with both Sandoz and GSK to check alternative options.

Who to contact

If you have questions, email us on enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz