Tranexamic acid Tab 500 mg (Mercury Pharma): Supply issue resolved

There was supply issue affecting tranexamic acid 500 mg tablets (Pharmacode: 2574020) from mid-October to late November 2023.

Affected product

Boucher and Muir (BNM), the supplier, advised that they are out of stock of:

  • Chemical: Tranexamic acid
  • Formulation: Tab 500 mg
  • Brand: Mercury Pharma
  • Pharmacode: 2574020

Schedule listing for tranexamic acid(external link)

Alternative product

An alternative product was sourced and listed from 25 October 2023. 

  • Chemical: Tranexamic acid
  • Formulation: Tab 500 mg
  • Brand name: Cyklokapron
  • Pack size: 100 (bottle)
  • Pharmacode: 461962

Information for pharmacists

This listing will not appear in the Online Schedule until it is updated for 1 November 2023.

RxOne users: the changes will be automatically updated by RxOne from the effective date. 

TONIQ users: the changes will automatically be updated in Toniq medicine databases from the effective date. 

Sector Operations won’t be able to process claims for October dispensing of the above listing. Pharmacies can either:

  • hold these claims until November OR
  • reclaim them in November when they are rejected for payment in October claims.

Resupplied late November 2023

BNM has received their next delivery and it is being released to wholesalers. It will take time for this product to make its way through the supply chain to pharmacies.

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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