Losartan: Supply issue resolved

Supplies of losartan 25 mg and 12.5 mg are resupplied.

Update 2 June 2022

12.5 mg and 25 mg supplies are now back in stock.

12.5 mg and 25 mg deliveries have arrived

Teva, the supplier of losartan, advises that the shipments of the 12.5 mg and 25 mg presentations (pharmacodes 2466856 and 2466864) have now arrived and are being distributed to wholesalers.

There is ample supply of the 50 mg, 100 mg presentations and losartan with hydrochlorothiazide. 

Alternative product

We have been advised that funded alternatives include candesartan. There are ample supplies of candesartan.

Candesartan Schedule listing(external link)

Candesartan monograph - NZ Formulary(external link) (includes dosing information)

Who to contact

If you take losartan in either the 12.5 mg or 25 mg presentations, talk to your pharmacist or the person who prescribed it to you. They know you best and may recommend an alternative funded medication. Pharmac cannot give clinical advice to any individual person.

If you have questions about funding, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

If you have questions about the availability of these medicines, contact Teva Pharmaceuticals(external link)