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

New look Supply issue Active

Bayer have advised that their Progynova brand oestradiol valerate 2 mg tablets are changing colour and that there is a brief supply issue.

Supply issue for the 2 mg tablets

Bayer has advised Pharmac that there has been a delay in the next delivery of the 2 mg tablets. There is still a small amount of product at Bayer and in the supply chain with wholesalers. Bayer are managing remaining stocks and expect the issue to be resolved by late January 2022.

The 1 mg tablets are 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 will 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