Sodium chloride (Irrigation soln 0.9%, 30 ml ampoule): Hospital supply issue

Supply issue Hospital only Active

There is a supply shortage of this product (Pharmacode 2541777) following a recall in January 2024.

13 June 2024 Update

A shipment has arrived and is being distributed. 

Affected product

This supply issue only affects the 30 ml ampoule, other presentations of sodium chloride are not affected.

  • Sodium chloride
  • Presentation: Irrigation soln 0.9%, 30 ml ampoule
  • Brand: InterPharma
  • Pharmacode: 2541777 
  • Price: $12.50
  • Measure / Qty: per 20

HML listing for irrigation solutions(external link)

Alternative product

Sodium chloride

  • Presentation: Inj 0.9%, 20 ml ampoule
  • Brand: Fresenius Kabi
  • Pharmacode: 2565730
  • Price: $5.00
  • Measure / Qty: per 20 

HML Listing for Pharmacode 2565730(external link)

Expected resupply

The next shipment has arrived and as of 13 June 2024, stock is being distributed around the motu.

Who to contact

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

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.

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