Oestradiol (Estradot) patches: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

The supplier of Estradot patches has advised us of delays with some strengths of patches.

3 May 2022

Update on availability of all presentations updated. 

Supply status 

25 mcg (Pharmacode 2358840)

Limited stock available for supply.

50 mcg (Pharmacode 2358867)

Stock available for sale by 6 May 2022.

75 mcg (pharmacode 2514346)

Ample supply available.

100 mcg (Pharmacode 2358883)

We're working with the supplier to get a resupply date.

Reason for issue

We understand that COVID-19 has added additional pressure within the supply chain. The issue is due to logistics delays. 

Re-supply timeframes

The supplier has advised that stock should be available to wholesalers by the end of March 2022. Stock should be available for pharmacies early next week (starting 4 April 2022).

Thank you for your patience

We ask for patience and kindness for everyone in the supply chain. COVID-19 is creating challenges for many businesses and the people working in them.

COVID-19 supply chain update


Who to contact

If you are a prescriber or pharmacist with questions about this supply issue, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz 

If you use the oestradiol patches, contact your health professional. Pharmac cannot give clinical advice about the best treatments for you.