Prochlorperazine (Buccastem): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

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

3 mg buccal tablet (Buccastem)

About the issue

Max Health are out of stock of Buccastem (pharmacode 340537). A certification issue at the manufacturing plant has caused this issue. 

Alternative product

Max Health has sourced an alternative pharmaceutical to maintain continuity of supply during this period. This alternative is chemically identical to Buccastem and will be supplied under Section 29 with wastage rules applied. This 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 expected November 2023

Max Health advises that they expect Buccastem to be back in stock during November 2023. The alternative product will remain available until Buccastem is resupplied. 

Who to contact

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

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