Oxycodone controlled-release 20 mg tabs: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

There was a supply issue affecting oxycodone controlled-release 20 mg tablets (Pharmacode 2559730).

Affected product

Due to technical issues relating to importing controlled drugs, the supplier is out of stock of Oxycodone Sandoz Controlled release 20 mg tablets Pharmacode: 2559730. We expect that wholesalers and pharmacies would still have two to three weeks of stock.  

Other strengths and presentations are not affected. There is a separate issue affecting oxycodone immediate release capsules.

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Use two x 10 mg tablets instead

People can use two x 10 mg tablets to get the same benefit as one 20 mg tablet. There is enough stock of the 10 mg tablets to support this use. 

Expected resupply

The supplier cannot advise when the necessary approvals will be given. We are working closely with them to understand the delay.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the funding for this product, 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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