Oestradiol valerate (Progynova) tab 2 mg: New look tablet & supply issue resolved

Bayer have advised that their Progynova brand oestradiol valerate 2 mg tablets changed and there was a brief supply issue.

Supply issue resolved 

Bayer has advised Pharmac that 2 mg Progynova tablets are back in stock. 

The 1 mg tablets were unaffected by this supply issue.

Check the Schedule listing for relevant pharmacodes(external link)

New look 2 mg tablets

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

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

From 10 September the new pharmacode for the white tablets was listed:

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

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

Who to contact

If you have questions about the formulation or availability of stock for 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