Gentamicin sulphate inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml and 2 ml ampoule: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Pharmac is advised that there is a supply issue with both the DBL Gentamicin and Teligent brands of gentamicin sulphate.

About the issue

DBL Gentamicin has been a long standing supply issue. The Teligent supply issue is new.

Check the Schedule listing(external link)

Pharmac listed an alternative from 1 September:

  • 10 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule
  • Wockhardt brand 
  • Pharmacode 2619369

Stock is due to arrive mid September.

There is plenty of the Pfizer brand of gentamicin inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule available.

Note the product will not appear in the Pharmac Online Schedule until October 2021, however it is funded from 1 September. 

RxOne users: the new listings will be automatically updated by RxOne. If for some unforeseen circumstance it does not happen, please refer to the e-Noticeboard on the RxOne Home Screen for instructions.

TONIQ users: the new listings will automatically be updated in Toniq medicine databases from the effective date.

MoH claiming: Ministry of Health Sector Operations Group will be able to process claims for September 2021 dispensing of the above listing. Pharmacies can claim the above listing in September 2021 as per normal claiming.

Who to contact

You can email Pharmac on enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz