Prochlorperazine (Buccastem): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Due to a manufacturing issue, prochlorperazine tab 3 mg buccal (Buccastem 340537) is out of stock.

24 January 2024

Resupply has been delayed because another manufacturer has discontinued a product required for Buccastem. Max Health will advise a new resupply date once they have secured another supplier. 

About the issue

Max Health are out of stock of Buccastem (pharmacode 340537). The supply issue was initially caused by a certification issue at the manufacturing plant. Resupply has been delayed because another supplier had discontinued a product needed for Buccastem. 

Alternative product

The alternative that was listed on 1 July 2023 will continue to be supplied until the registered product can return to the market. This alternative is chemically identical to Buccastem and will be supplied under Section 29 with wastage rules applied. It was listed in the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2023 as follows:

  • Chemical: Prochlorperazine
  • Presentation: Tab 3 mg buccal
  • Brand: Max Health
  • Price: $5.97 ($30.00)
  • Pack size: 50
  • Pharmacode: 2658801

Schedule listing for prochlorperzine(external link)

Resupply date to be confirmed

Resupply has been delayed because another manufacturer has discontinued a product required for Buccastem. Max Health will advise a new resupply date once they have secured another supplier. 

Who to contact

If you have any questions about the Buccastem supply issue, contact Max Health: 09 815 2664

You can email us on enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

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