Carbamazepine (Tegretol CR) tab long-acting 200 mg: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Due to freight delays, the supplier has advised that there will be a brief delay to the re-supply of carbamazepine (Tegretol CR) tab long-acting 200 mg (Pharmacode 715832)

Affected product

The supply issue only affects carbamazepine (Tegretol CR) tab long-acting 200 mg (pharmacode 715832) 100 pack. There is stock of other strengths and presentations of carbamazepine. 

Schedule listing for carbamazepine(external link)

Alternative listed from 21 November 2022 

The supplier has secured stock of the Australian pack (Pharmacode 2649098). It comes in a 200 pack, rather than the original product which is a 100 pack.

It was funded from 21 November 2022 to ensure that people can continue to access funded treatment.

This pack is Medsafe approved.

Information for pharmacists

This listing will not appear in the Online Schedule until it is updated for 1 December 2022.

RxOne users: the changes will be automatically updated by RxOne from the effective date. 

TONIQ users: the changes will automatically be updated in Toniq medicine databases from the effective date. 

The Sector Operations Group will not be able to process claims for November dispensing of the above listings. Pharmacies can either:

  • hold these claims until December OR
  • reclaim them in December when they are rejected for payment in November claims.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the funding for this product, 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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