Povidione iodine (Betadine) oint 10 %: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

The supplier of Betadine 65g oint 10 % (Pharmacode 2159252) advised us of a delay to resupply of this product.

24 May 2023

A small supply has arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand. A further supply is due to arrive in early June. We are continuing to monitor this issue until supply has returned to normal.

Affected product

The supplier of povidione iodine (Betadine) oint 10 % is temporarily out of stock. Sanofi has advised that the supply issue was caused by production capacity challenges, due to continued unprecedented demand.

Schedule listing for povidione iodine(external link)


Some stock arrived in April 2023. We continue to monitor the situation until stock levels return to normal.

Alternative products

There is no funded direct equivalent for Betadine. We recommend people discuss alternative treatment options with the health care provider who prescribed the Betadine. 

Who to contact

If you have questions about this supply issue, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz  

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