Codeine phosphate 15 mg: Supply issue resolved

Due to logistics delays, there was a supply issue affecting Noumed codeine phosphate, 15 mg (Pharmacode 2643200)

Affected product

Noumed brand codeine 15 mg tablets was briefly out of stock. Noumed are the new suppliers, taking over when the previous supplier, API, left the market.  

This issue did not affect other strengths. The 30 mg and 60 mg strengths remained available.


Cyclone Gabrielle delayed the arrival of the replacement product. Stock has now arrived and been released to wholesalers.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the funding for this product, email

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.

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