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.

Check the Schedule listing(external link)

Temozolomide on the NZ Formulary(external link)