Ibuprofen Oral liquid 20 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle: Supply Issue resolved

Multichem has advised that their product has been dispatched to wholesalers.

20 May 2022 update

Supply issue resolved. Fenpaed will be delisted in a few months to allow time for existing stock to work through the system.

Alternative product

Listed and available for supply from 1 May 2022:

  • Chemical: Ibuprofen
  • Presentation: Oral liq 20mg per ml 
  • Pharmacode: 2090864
  • Brand: Fenpaed
  • Supplier: AFT Pharmaceuticals
  • Pack size: 200ml
  • Subsidy and price (ex-man, ex-GST): $11.29 

Fenpaed Medsafe approved

We're pleased to advise that Fenpaed has now been approved by Medsafe. This means it can be prescribed, dispensed and claimed as normal.

Information for pharmacists

Wastage applies to this product.

RxOne users: The changes will be automatically updated by RxOne from the effective date. 

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

Please note: Ministry of Health Sector Operations Group will be able to process claims in May 2022 in the normal claim cycle.

Supplies constrained

There is limited supply of this alternative product, where possible please consider limiting your ordering of stock to what is required for your patients.

Multichem is due to be back in regular supply by mid-May, to ensure all communities have access to this treatment we ask that pharmacies do not stockpile this product.

Resupply date

Additional stock of the Ethics is currently on its way to New Zealand and is expected to be available from mid-May 2022.

Who to contact

If you have questions about supply, contact Multichem or your wholesaler. 

If you have questions about funding for ibuprofen, email us on enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz