Entecavir 0.5 mg tablets: Supply issue
Due to manufacturing constraints, Sandoz has advised of a temporary supply issue affecting entecavir 0.5 mg tablets (Pharmacode 2549301).
23 March 2023 Supply update
Entecavir Mylan will be available until June 2023 when Entecavir Sandoz is resupplied.
Alternative product listed
We know that the ongoing availability of entecavir is important. We have sourced an alternative brand, Entecavir Mylan (Pharmacode 2649020), to ensure people using entecavir have continued access to funded treatment.
These tablets will be funded from 1 December 2022.
Schedule listing for entecavir(external link)
We expect this medicine to be available to patients from mid-December 2022. This coincides with when Entecavir Sandoz will become unavailable. People using Entecavir Sandoz will need to change to the alternative brand to continue to access this medicine.
Entecavir Mylan has the same active ingredient and works in the body the same way as Entecavir Sandoz. It has been approved by Medsafe for use in New Zealand.
1 December 2022
- Entecavir Mylan 0.5 mg tablets funded
- Entecavir Sandoz 0.5 mg tablets out of stock
- Entecavir Mylan 0.5 mg tablets available
- Re-supply of Entecavir Sandoz
Who to contact
If you have questions about the funding for this product, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.
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