Oestradiol valerate (Progynova) tab 2 mg: New look tablet

New look Active

Bayer have advised that their Progynova brand oestradiol valerate 2 mg tablets are changing colour.

The white tablets work the same

All that has changed is the colour of the tablet, from blue to white. The tablets have the same active ingredient and work in the body the same way. The tablets are supplied by the same supplier. 

You can expect to see the new look tablet during September.

Note: The 1 mg tablets are unaffected by this change.

Pharmacists: What you need to know

Roche are out of stock of the blue Progynova 2 mg tablets (pharmacode 2450461). Some blue tablets will remain in the supply chain. 

We are listing the white tablets with a new pharmacode from 10 September 2021:

  • Brand: Progynova
  • Chemical and presentation: Oestradiol valerate tab 2 mg
  • Pharmacode: 2619423
  • Price (ex-man, ex-GST): $12.36
  • Pack size: 84

Stat dispensing applies to this pharmacode.

We will delist the old pharmacode in the future, to allow time for the stock in the supply chain to run out.

RxOne users: the new listings will be automatically updated by RxOne. If for some unforeseen circumstance it does not happen, please refer to the e-Noticeboard on the RxOne Home Screen for instructions. 

TONIQ users: the new listings will automatically be updated in Toniq medicine databases from the effective date. 

Note: Ministry of Health Sector Operations Group will be unable to process claims for September 2021 dispensing of the above listing. Pharmacies can either hold these claims until October 2021 OR reclaim them in October 2021 when they are rejected for payment in September 2021 claims.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the formulation of oestradiol valerate (progynova) 2 mg tablets, contact Bayer on 0800 233 988

If you have questions about funding for this product, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz