Pregabalin 25 mg capsules: Supply issue

Supply issue Active

From 10 June 2021, we're moving to monthly dispensing for pregabalin 25 mg caps (2534053) due to low stocks.

To extend the availability of pregabalin 25 mg capsules:

  • Pharmacists should only dispense monthly lots until further notice.
  • Wholesalers are manually allocating stock to ensure everyone gets a fair share.

This supply issue only affects the 25 mg capsule presentation. Other strengths can be dispensed in 3-monthly lots.

Schedule listing for pregabalin(external link)

The supplier has advised that the issue is caused by freight and port congestion issues. We are working closely with them to establish resupply dates. 

For people taking pregabalin 25 mg capsules

You will need to return to the pharmacy each month to collect your prescription. You will only have to pay the co-payment once (usually $5). 

We know that monthly dispensing can be inconvenient. We have taken these steps to ensure everyone can continue to receive their medicine. Thank you for your patience.

Who to contact

If you have questions about this supply issue, email mandy.santos@aspenpharma.co.nz