Bicalutamide (Binarex) 50 mg tablets: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Rex Medical has advised of a temporary delay with Binarex (Bicalutamide) 50mg tablets.

What is PHARMAC doing?

This supply issue only affects the 28 pack of Binarex 50 mg (Pharmacode: 2523655). To make sure people can continue to access the medicine they need, PHARMAC is listing Binarex 50mg tablets in a 30 pack (Pharmacode: 2600315). 

The 30 pack will be fully funded from 1 November 2020.

Information for people who take Binarex

Binarex 50mg Tabs 30’s is made by the same manufacturer, using the same
product formulation and testing specifications as your usual pack of Binarex 50mg Tabs 28’s.

There may be small differences in the packaging and the look of the tablets
between the two pack sizes. Binarex 50mg Tabs 30’s has been packaged to meet New Zealand requirements. 

Download an information sheet - Rex Medical's website(external link)

Information for pharmacists

  • Brand Name: Binarex
  • Active Ingredient: Bicalutamide
  • Presentation & Pack Size: 50mg, 30s Tabs
  • List Price: 4.07
  • Pharmacode: 2600315
  • Listing Date: 1 November 2020
  • Availability: Available now

Rex Medical’s alternative Binarex 30 tablet pack size is in New Zealand compliant packaging. The Binarex 30 tablet pack is the same formulation and same manufacturer as the currently supplied Binarex 28 tablet pack.

Who to contact 

If you have any questions about this supply issue, email