Betamethasone valerate (Beta Scalp)

Supply issue Active

The supplier has advised they are out of stock of betamethasone valerate (Beta Scalp), Pharmacode: 512877.

1 August 2022 Update: Resupply date added.

Estimated resupply date

As this product cannot be air freighted, the supplier is awaiting a sea shipment. They anticipate it will arrive early to mid September 2022. Border approvals are taking a little longer at the moment, so there may be a slight delay until product is available at pharmacy level.

Affected product

Due to issues with packaging, there is an out of stock of betamethasone valerate (Beta Scalp) 0.1% scalp application (Pharmacode 512877).

Schedule listing for Beta Scalp(external link)

Alternative products

Patients will need to talk to the health care professional who prescribed Beta Scalp for a new prescription for a suitable alternative.

We acknowledge that stock outages like this can be inconvenient.

Who to contact

If you have questions about funding for Beta Scalp or other alternative products, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

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