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

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

Affected product

There were global supply issues with nifedipine. Viatris, the supplier, was having difficulty sourcing the Italian 14 packs


  • 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.


Viatris source alternative brands to cover supply. All products had to 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

Resupplied April 2024

Viatris advise that they have been resupplied with the Mylan Italy (24 hr release) and stock has been released to wholesalers. It may take another 1 to 2 weeks for the product to make its way through the supply chain to pharmacies around the motu. 

Who to contact

If you have questions about this issue, email

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.  

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