Temozolomide 140 mg capsules: Supply issue resolved
The 140 mg capsules were out of stock from April to July 2021.
This supply issue was resolved at the beginning of July 2021. The co-payment waiver is also removed.
Alternative: 100 mg and 20 mg caps
A combination of 100 mg and 20 mg capsules was used in place of the 140 mg capsule.
This would normally require 2 pharmacy co-payments for the different strengths. To reduce the financial burden on patients, Pharmac removed the co-payment from the 20 mg capsules.
The waiver applied to:
- 20 mg capsules only
- all dispensings of 20 mg capsules
- dispensings from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2021.
Information for pharmacists
Out of stock Cap 140 mg:
- Brand: Temaccord
- Pharmacode: 2566044
Co-payment waived Cap 20 mg:
- Temaccord | 2388251 | $16.38 per 5
- Apo-Temozolomide | 2572311 | $18.30 per 5
- Accord | 2579464 | $136.00 per 14
RxOne users: the co-payment wavier will be updated automatically 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 co-payment wavier will automatically be updated in Toniq medicine databases from the effective date.