Glucose [Dextrose] (Biomed) Inj 50%, 10 ml ampoule: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Biomed advises dextrose 50% 10ml ampoule (Pharmacode 2243296) is out of stock due to delays in testing of the finished product.

Affected product

While the supplier is out of stock, there is 2 to 4 weeks of stock in the supply chain.

  • Chemical: Glucose [Dextrose]
  • Presentation: Inj 50%, 10 ml ampoule - Up to 5 inj available on a PSO
  • Brand: Biomed
  • Pharmacode: 2243296
  • Subsidy: $34.75
  • Measure / Qty: per 5

Schedule listing for glucose inj 10 ml ampoule(external link)

HML listing for glucose inj 10 ml ampoule(external link)

Alternative product

While the supplier does not expect a pharmacy level out of stock, a registered alternative is available. Biomed have dextrose 50% 90 ml bottle available (Pharmacode 2245833).

  • Chemical: Glucose [Dextrose]
  • Presentation: Inj 50%, 90 ml bottle - Up to 5 inj available on a PSO
  • Brand: Biomed
  • Pharmacode: 2245833 
  • Subsidy: $17.50
  • Measure / Qty: per 1

Schedule listing for glucose inj 90 ml bottle(external link)

HML listing for glucose inj 90 ml bottle(external link)

Expected resupply

Testing of the stock has begun and is estimated to be completed in 2 weeks. The supplier expects to have stock again by late June 2024. It will likely take another 1 to 2 weeks for that stock to make its way through the supply chain to wholesalers and 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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