Bisacodyl Tab 5 mg (Pharmacy Health): Supply issue resolved

Pharmacy Health brand bisacodyl (pharmacode 2612267) has been released to the supplier, Viatris.

12 August 2022 update: Supplies have cleared Quality Assurance and Viatris have filled all backorders with wholesalers.

Affected product

Pharmacy Health bisacodyl 5 mg tablets (pharmacode: 2612267) were supplied by API Pharmaceuticals. This stock is now depleted and the product will be delisted on 1 January 2023. 

Schedule listing for bisacodyl(external link)

Alternative product in stock

In May 2022, we notified that Viatris would be the new supplier of 5 mg bisacodyl tablets. They were funded from 1 August 2022. 

May 2022 Tender Notice

This stock has now cleared quality assurance and wholesalers' backorders have been cleared. It may take a little longer for product to reach individual pharmacies. 

There are supply issues affecting other laxatives 

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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