Febuxostat: Brand change

Febuxostat Multichem 80 mg tablets (Pharmacode 2614170) are out of stock.

Teva Febuxostat will be listed from 1 January 2024

We have been contacted by some pharmacists about receiving Teva brand febuxostat rather than the Multichem brand.

We have been able to confirm that Multichem are out of stock of febuxostat 80 mg tablet (Pharmacode: 2614170). They have arranged for the Teva stock to be supplied ahead of the listing date. 

Unfortunately, Pharmac was not alerted earlier, so we have been unable to change the listing date for the Teva brand.

Pharmacies will only be able to claim for stock of Teva Febuxostat which is dispensed after 1 January. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

If your wholesaler is out of Multichem, you could check with other wholesalers if they have stock. Pharmac doesn't have visibility of stock in the supply chain beyond the supplier.  

Thanks for getting in touch

We appreciate the pharmacists who reached out to ask about this situation.  

Who to contact

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

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

You can find out about all upcoming brand changes from our tender process on our summary of Tender decisions page

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