Chlorhexidine: Discontinuation

In 2019, Jaychem advised that they were discontinuing a number of products in their HealthE chlorhexidine range. 

HML listings widened

Pharmac has widened the listings for chlorhexidine products in Part II of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule to list as broad a range of presentations as possible. DHBs can purchase any brand of each presentation. 

The expansion of listings will ensure that DHB procurement of these products is consistent with the Schedule.

Check the HML for funded chlorhexidine products(external link)

Alternative products 

Check the Medsafe database for all approved chlorhexidine products(external link)

Who to contact

If you have questions about on-going chlorhexidine products, email contractmanagement@pharmac.govt.nz