Topicaine (Lidocaine [Lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline and tetracaine hydrochloride): Supply issue

Supply issue Hospital only Active

Affected product

Due to a regulatory issue, Biomed has advised they cannot supply Topicaine (Pharmacode 2288737). However there is some stock available with wholesalers.

HML Listing for Topicaine(external link)

Alternative product

Clinical advice suggests lidocaine Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000, 20 ml vial (pharmacode 693200) would be a suitable alternative. We understand that Topicaine is likely used mostly by dental surgeons. 

Please use the larger presentation where possible to reserve the smaller presentation for those who need it most.

Expected resupply

We are working with Biomed to understand the issue.

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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