Oxycodone hydrochloride 10 mg and 20 mg: Supply issue
The supplier of oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release tablets has advised that they are experiencing supply constraints impacting the 10 mg and 20 mg strengths.
Sandoz has advised that Oxycodone Sandoz S29:
- 10 mg (30-pack) is available for supply
- 10 mg (50-pack) is available for supply
- 20 mg (50-pack) is available for supply.
We are working with the supplier to understand re-supply timeframes.
Alternative products listed
We have listed Sandoz's alternative products to ensure continuity of supply. These are available in a variety of pack sizes that are listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
These alternative products are not Medsafe approved, as such they need to be supplied under section 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 – eg 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 oxycodone in these strengths.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Who to contact
If you have any questions about this supply issue, please contact Sandoz:
- phone: 0800 354 335
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about funding of these medicines, contact email@example.com