Nifedipine long-acting (30 mg tab): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

A global supply issue is affecting the supply of nifedipine long acting 30 mg tablets.

Affected product

There are global supply issues with nifedipine. Viatris, the supplier, has had difficulty sourcing the Italian 14 packs

Nifedipine

  • Presentation: Tab long-acting 30 mg
  • Brand: Mylan Italy (24 hr release) 
  • Unapproved medicine supplied under Section 29
  • Pharmacode: 2618028
  • Subsidy: $4.78
  • Measure / Qty: per 14

Schedule listing for nifedipine(external link)

Note: the 10 mg long-acting tablet is limited to existing patients only. There is no issue affecting the 60 mg long-acting tablet.

Alternatives

The Viatris 30 pack is the current one in circulation. Viatris had some 100 packs which they used to cover the gap. 

Viatris will source any of these brands (whichever is available) to cover supply. All products must be supplied under section 29.

30 pack

  • Brand: Nifedipine Viatris 
  • Unapproved medicine supplied under Section 29.
  • Pharmacode: 2669595 
  • Subsidy: $10.24
  • Measure / Qty: per 30

100 pack

  • Brand: Mylan (24 hr release) 
  • Unapproved medicine supplied under Section 29.
  • Pharmacode: 2602911
  • Subsidy: $34.10
  • Measure / Qty: per 100

Expected resupply

We are working with Viatris to understand when normal supply can resume.

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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