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

Supply issue Active

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 enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

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

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