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.

We expect supplies of Apo-Clarithromycin 500 mg to be exhausted in June or July 2021. 

We have temporarily increased the maximum number of 250 mg tablets that can be accessed from 2 to 28.

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

Note: You can use the link under the search box to see the restrictions from May 2021.

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

Read our proposal to change to a new brand of clarithromycin

Who to contact

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