Gentamicin sulphate (Genoptic) eye drops 0.3%: Discontinuation

Discontinuation Active

The supplier has stopped making Genoptic eye drops. They will stop supply by the end of the year.

Affected product

  • Chemical: Gentamicin sulphate
  • Presentation: Eye drops 0.3%
  • Brand: Genoptic
  • Pharmacode: 380008
  • Subsidy: $11.40
  • Measure / Qty: per 5 ml OP

Schedule listing for Genoptic(external link)

Key dates

1 January 2023: The supplier will stop supply.

14 July 2023: The expiry date of current stock.  

1 August 2023: The product will be de-listed from the Pharmaceutical Schedule and no longer funded.

People who use Genoptic eye drops

You will need to talk to the person who prescribed your Genoptic eyedrops about getting a prescription for different antibacterial eyedrops. 

There are other funded treatments available. Talk to a health care professional about which option is best for you. Pharmac cannot advise on any individual treatment.

Health care professionals

There are a number of funded antibacterial eye drops, most of which are fully funded

Schedule listings for anti-infective eye preparations(external link)

NZ Formulary information on anti-infective eye preparations(external link)