Oxycodone (OxyNorm) oral liquid: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Supply of the oxycodone oral liquid (Pharmacode: 2243687) is constrained.

9 May 2024 update

Pharmac is expecting the new supply of oxycodone oral liquid to be available in mid-June 2024.
Stock levels with the supplier have been updated. 

Supply status

We believe the supply issue affecting morphine oral liquid resulted in additional demand for the oxycodone oral liquid. If any prescriber changed people's prescriptions to oxycodone, please consider changing them back to morphine oral liquid. Stock of morphine oral liquid is available. 

Stock availability for OxyNorm oxycodone oral liquid

  • Presentation: Oral liq 5 mg per 5 ml
  • Pharmacode: 2243687
  • Stock available at supplier until: late May 2024

Once stock has run out with the supplier, stock will remain available from wholesalers for another week or two.

There is also a supply issue affecting oxycodone immediate release capsules.

Alternative supply found

We have sourced an alternate supply oral liquid. This will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule for 1 June 2024. We will provide more information as it becomes available. 

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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