Colifoam (hydrocortisone acetate rectal foam): Out of stock
Hydrocortisone acetate rectal foam (Colifoam) has been out of stock since early 2019. We are advised that resupply is expected mid-2021.
Clinect has sourced an alternative agent, prednisolone sodium – rectal foam 20 mg per dose (brand name: Essential Prednisolone). This was listed in the Pharmaceutical Schedule on 1 October 2020.
Essential Prednisolone is not approved for use in New Zealand by Medsafe. It must be supplied under section 29 of the Medicines Act. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
We are working closely with the Colifoam supplier to re-establish supply.
Who to contact
If you have questions about supply of Colifoam or Essential Prednisolone, contact your wholesaler or the product supplier.
You can call Clinect on 0800 138 803
If you have questions about funding, contact
- 0800 660 050