Oestradiol patches: Supply issue
Estradot transdermal 75 mcg patches are in short supply.
Alternative supply of 75 mcg patches
We are listing Estradiol TDP Mylan patches (75 mcg per day) on the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2021. The pharmacode is 2605317.
The supplier, Mylan, has advised that stock is now available for supply.
This product is not Medsafe approved. It will need to be supplied in line with s 29 of the Medicines Act.
Supplying a medicine under section 29
Section 29 of the Medicines Act allows for medicines that are not Medsafe approved to be supplied to people. The medicine must be prescribed by someone registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand – e.g., doctors.
We know supplying a medicine under section 29 is not ideal. In this case, however, the alternative would be for patients to have no 75 mcg oestradiol patches.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Who to contact
If you are a prescriber or pharmacist with questions about this supply issue:
- phone the supplier Novartis on 0800 354 335
- email email@example.com
- phone PHARMAC on 0800 660 050
If you use the oestradiol patches, contact your health professional. PHARMAC cannot give clinical advice about the best treatments for you.