Clarithromycin: Restriction change

Supply issue Active

Due to a supply issue with 500 mg tablets of clarithromycin, we've temporarily changed the prescription limits on the 250 mg tablet.

Supplies of Apo-Clarithromycin 500 mg have been exhausted. 

We have temporarily increased the maximum number of 250 mg tablets that can be accessed from 2 to 28. it will return to 2 tablets on 1 November 2021.

This restriction can still be waived by making a Special Authority application (see the SA form in the Schedule listing).

We have made these change to ensure people can continue to access the medicines they need. 

1 September 2021 | Klacid brand listed

Read our decision to change to a new brand of clarithromycin

Who to contact

If you have questions about this change, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz