Terbinafine (Deolate) tab 250 mg: Supply issue resolved

The supplier of terbinafine (Deolate) tab 250 mg (Pharmacode: 2597160) is out of stock.

12 April 2024 update

Stock of Terbinafine (Deolate brand) 250mg tabs (pharmacode: 2597160) has arrived and has been dispensed to wholesalers. 

Affected product

This product was out of stock due to a delay in the manufacturing process. 

  • Chemical: Terbinafine
  • Presentation: Tab 250 mg
  • Brand: Deolate
  • Pharmacode: 2597160
  • Subsidy: $8.97
  • Measure / Qty: per 84

Schedule listing for terbinafine(external link)

Alternative product

We listed an alternative section 29 product from 1 February to cover this out of stock. 

  • Presentation: Tab 250 mg
  • Brand: Apo-Terbinafine (Section 29)
  • Pharmacode: 2672537
  • Subsidy: $4.48
  • Measure / Qty: per 42

Schedule listing for terbinafine(external link)

Prescribing and supplying an unapproved medicine

Section 29 of the Medicines Act 1981 allows for medicines that are not Medsafe approved to be prescribed and supplied to people. The medicine must be prescribed by someone registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand – such as, a doctor. 

We know supplying a medicine under section 29 is not ideal. In this case, however, this will allow patients to be able to access an appropriate treatment. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. 

Advice for prescribing under section 29 – BPAC website(external link) 

Prescriber and pharmacist requirements for section 29 medicines – Medsafe website (external link)

Medsafe’s section 29 Declaration / Notification Form [DOC](external link)

What patients need to know about unapproved medicines – Healthify website(external link)

Expected resupply

Stock of Terbinafine (Deolate brand) 250mg tabs (pharmacode: 2597160) arrived in April 2024. 

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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