Data sheets contain detailed prescribing information on a specific medicine. Pharmaceutical companies are required to prepare data sheets for all prescription medicines and restricted (pharmacist only) medicines in accordance with the Legistration and Guidelines.
Medsafe approves each data sheet on the basis of the
company declaring that the data sheet conforms with the
specified requirements and accurately reflects the
product approved for distribution in New Zealand. Data
sheets are updated as required to include newly approved
dose forms, strengths or indications, or to update
warnings, adverse effects, contra-indications etc. as
new safety information becomes available.
Data sheets electronically submitted to Medsafe are available on this website. For copies of data sheets not currently on this site, contact the pharmaceutical company directly. Any queries relating to information contained in a data sheet should be directed to the pharmaceutical company named as the sponsor in the data sheet.
Data sheets are published on the Medsafe website in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read a PDF you need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Commercial Use (ie, the on-selling) of the data sheets available on the Medsafe website requires permission to be sought and obtained from the sponsors (pharmaceutical companies) of the medicines concerned.