Ciprofloxacin tablets: Supply issue resolved

Supply issue Active

In 2022 the supplier of ciprofloxacin tablets, Viatris, advised it was discontinuing supply. Pharmac has contracted with a new supplier and their product will be listed from 23 May 2024.

24 July 2024 update

Ipca-Ciprofloxacin tablets are available in all strengths.

Affected product

Viatris, the original supplier of Cipflox, discontinued all strengths of Cipflox brand ciprofloxicin. (external link)

New product

Pharmac has sourced an on-going supply of ciprofloxacin tables. The 250 mg and 500 mg tablets were listed from 23 May 2024:

Chemical: Ciprofloxacin

  • Brand: Ipca-Ciprofloxacin
  • Pack size: 28
  • Supplier: Miro Healthcare
  • Presentation: tab 250 mg
    • Pharmacode 2676877 
    • Subsidy: $1.95

  • Presentation: tab 500 mg
    • Pharmacode 2676885
    • Subsidy: $3.10

The section 29 alternatives will remain listed on the Schedule for now to allow for all product to make its way through the supply chain and be claimed.

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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