Droperidol inj 2.5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule: Supply issue resolved

A significant increase in demand has led to a supply issue affecting droperidol injections (pharmacode 2527138).

23 August 2023 Update

The product has been resupplied. 

Affected product

Multichem advised Pharmac that due to a significant increase in demand they were out of stock of their funded brand of droperidol inj 2.5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule (Droperidol Panparma, Pharmacode 2527138).

Please note this is a hospital-only medicine.

HML listing for droperidol(external link) 

Alternative product

Multichem secured an alternative brand of droperidol inj in order to maintain supply to hospitals. Multichem have confirmed that this product is chemically identical to their funded brand, with some slight differences in packaging artwork. This product is available under Section 29 with wastage rules applied. Details as follows: 

  • Chemical: Droperidol
  • Presentation: Inj 2.5 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule
  • Brand: Droperidol SXP
  • Pack size: 10
  • Subsidy and price: $43.85
  • Pharmacode: 2654326

Multichem is awaiting a licensing amendment to distribute Section 29 medicines. The alternative is available to order from Multichem and will be dispatched as soon as possible.

Resupplied late August 2023

Droperidol was resupplied in late August 2023

Who to contact

Contact Multichem with any queries: sales@multichem.co.nz