Fentanyl patches (12.5 mg and 25 mcg): Supply issue resolved

There was a supply issue affecting 2 strengths of fentanyl patches.

Affected product

This supply issue was caused by a delay at the manufacturers with packaging materials. This issue affected 2 strengths of patches:

Patch 12.5 mcg per hour

  • Brand: Fentanyl Sandoz
  • Pharmacode: 2472872 
  • Subsidy: $6.99
  • Measure / Qty: per 5

Patch 25 mcg per hour

  • Brand: Fentanyl Sandoz
  • Pharmacode: 2472880 
  • Subsidy: $7.99
  • Measure / Qty: per 5

Other strengths continue to be available. 

Expected resupply

The supplier had stock of the:

  • 25 mcg by early April 2023
  • 12.5 mcg by mid-April 2023

It can take time for stock to make its way through the supply chain to pharmacies. 

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.   

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