Quinapril: Change to monthly dispensing

Supply issue Active

From 1 September 2021, quinapril returns to all-at-once (stat) dispensing.

Monthly dispensing to avoid a supply issue

On 1 April 2021, we change quinapril to monthly dispensing. We made this change to help Teva, the supplier, assess changes to the use of this product.

On 1 May 2021, we stopped new patients going onto cilazapril. This has changed the rest of the ACE inhibitor market as people are prescribed different products.

In addition to this shift in the market, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact supply chains and logistics globally.

Thank you for your patience over this time, you helped ensure everyone can continue to access the medicine they need.

Who to contact

If you have any questions about this change, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz