Chloramphenicol (Chlorafast) Eye drops 0.5%: Supply issue resolved

Stocks of Chlorafast have returned to normal.

15 March 2023 Update

Supplies have returned to normal and this issue is resolved.

Affected product

Supplies of chloramphenicol eye drops 0.5% (Chlorafast) (Pharmacode 2368137) may run out. The next shipment was due to arrive by 10 February 2023, but it is unable to land at Ports of Auckland due to the cyclone and resulting backlog.

Chlorafast listing in the Schedule(external link)

Brand change 1 April 2023

Chlorofast is supplied by Teva. In June 2022, we announced that Aspen's Chlorsig brand would become the principal brand. It is due to be listed from 1 April 2023. Chlorafast will be delisted on 1 September 2023.

June 2022 Tender Notification

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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