Oxycodone hydrochloride tabs controlled-release 40 mg: Supply issue

Sandoz has alerted Pharmac to a delay in the shipment of their oxycodone controlled-release 40 mg tablet (Pharmacode 2559749).

Affected product

We are advised that the supplier is out of stock of the oxycodone controlled-release 40 mg tablet (Pharmacode 2559749). There may be some stock still in the supply chain. 

Other presentations are unaffected by this supply issue.  

Schedule listing for oxycodone(external link)


Pharmac is working with Sandoz to resolve this issue. Re-supply is due January 2023.

We note oxycodone is a class B controlled drug. 

Controlled drugs - Ministry of Health(external link)

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.

About Pharmac's role in supply management