Buspirone hydrochloride (Buspirone Viatris) Tab 5 mg: Supply issue resolved

Viatris, the supplier, advised us that there was a stock shortage of buspirone hydrochloride Tab 5 mg (pharmacode 2615355).

Update 5 April 2023

Stock has arrived and has been released.

Affected product

Buspirone is a relatively low volume product.

  • Chemical: Buspirone hydrochloride
  • Presentation: Tab 5 mg
  • Brand: Buspirone Viatris
  • Pharmacode: 2615355 
  • Subsidy: $18.50
  • Measure: 100

The 10 mg tablet (Pharmacode 2615363) is unaffected by this supply issue.

Schedule listing for buspirone(external link)

Resupply date

This issue was resolved in early April 2023. 

Alternative product

The 10 mg tablet is scored. We received clinical advice on halving the 10 mg tablet as an appropriate substitute for the 5 mg. 

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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