Silver sulfadiazine (Flamazine): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Stock of Flamazine brand sulfadiazine silver is temporarily unavailable.

18 July 2024 Update

The alternative has arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand but may take 2 or 3 weeks to make it through the supply chain to pharmacies.

Affected product

This issue affects both sizes of Flamazine cream. Noting only the 50 g tube is funded and contracted for community pharmacy. 

  • Chemical: Sulfadiazine Silver
  • Presentation: Crm 1% 
  • Brand: Flamazine
  • Pharmacode: 2343851 
  • Subsidy: $10.80
  • Measure / Qty: per 50 g OP

Community Schedule listing for flamazine(external link)

HML Listing for flamazine(external link)

Alternative product

An alternative was funded from 1 July 2024. It should be available from the supplier by mid to late July 2024. It is not Medsafe approved. (We understand that hospitals are sourcing an alternative themselves.)

  • Presentation: 1% Cream 50g 
  • Brand: Ascend S29
  • Pharmacode: 2682435
  • Subsidy: $15.44
  • Measure / Qty: 50g tube

23 July 2024: This page previously indicated the Ascend cream was Medsafe approved in error. We apologise if this mistake caused any concerns.

Expected resupply

The supplier expects Flamazine to be available again in September 2024.

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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