Ticagrelor (Tab 90 mg): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

There is a temporary out of stock of the Ticagrelor Sandoz 90 mg tablets (pharmacode: 2638770). Pharmac has funded an alternative.

Affected product

Sandoz, the supplier, has advised Pharmac of a temporary supply issue with:

  • Chemical: Ticagrelor                
  • Presentation: Tab 90 mg
  • Brand: Ticagrelor Sandoz
  • Pharmacode: 2638770
  • Subsidy: $23.85
  • Measure / Qty: per 56

Schedule listing for ticagrelor(external link)

Alternative product

Pharmac will fund the Brilinta brand of ticagrelor from 1 December 2023. We have received clinical advice that Brilinta is a suitable alternative. This has been supplied previously to the New Zealand market (it's the originator brand). 

  • Chemical: Ticagrelor                
  • Presentation: Tab 90 mg
  • Brand: Brilinta
  • Pharmacode: 2390922
  • Subsidy: $90.00
  • Measure / Qty: per 56

The product is Medsafe approved. 

Brilinta Datasheet [PDF] - Medsafe website(external link)

Brilinta Consumer Medicine Information sheet [PDF] - Medsafe website(external link)

Expected resupply

Pharmac is working with Sandoz on when it will re-supply its brand of ticagrelor. 

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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