Hydrocortisone tab 20 mg (Douglas): Supply issue resolved

There was a supply issue affecting the hydrocortisone 20 mg tablet (Douglas - Pharmacode 205648)

25 July 2023 Resupply update

Supply has arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is starting to make its way through the supply chain. It may take time for it reach individual pharmacies.

Affected product

Due to a higher than usual demand and a delay in delivery, there will be a brief out of stock of:

  • Chemical: hydrocortisone
  • Brand: Douglas
  • Presentation: 20 mg tablet
  • Pharmacode: 205648

This issue only affects the 20 mg tablet. The 5 mg tablet and the injection remain available. Douglas, the supplier, has advised that there is ample stock of the 5 mg tablet.


Resupplied late July 2023.

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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