Hydrocortisone butyrate (Locoid) Scalp lotn 0.1%: Supply issue resolved

Supply of Locoid scalp solution (Pharmacode 210382) has returned to normal.

Affected product

There may have been a brief out of stock of this product, caused by a delay in shipping.

  • Chemical: Hydrocortisone butyrate
  • Presentation: Oint 0.1% 
  • Brand: Locoid
  • Pharmacode: 210307
  • Subsidy: $10.28
  • Measure / Qty: per 100 g OP

Schedule listing for hydrocortisone butyrate(external link)

Alternative products

We have received clinical advice that other funded products are available that can be used in place of Locoid ointment: 

hydrocortisone butyrate (Locoid Crelo)(external link) milky emulsion (Pharmacode: 2017458)  

betamethasone dipropionate with calcipotriol (Enstilar)(external link) foam (Pharmacode 2582236) 

betamethasone valerate (Beta Scalp)(external link) scalp app  (Pharmacode 512877)

A new prescription will required for the betamethasone products. Rule 3.4.2, allows pharmacists to dispense the milky emulsion presentation in place of the ointment, so a new prescription should not be needed. 

Resupplied

Link, the supplier, has advised that stock levels have returned to normal.

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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