Move to one funded brand of lamotrigine (Logem)

Pharmac have decided from 1 October to fund one brand of lamotrigine 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg dispersible tablets (Logem), rather than three different brands (Lamictal, Arrow-Lamotrigine and Logem) and people will be able to collect a three-month supply of Logem from their community pharmacy.

Lamictal and Arrow-Lamotrigine 25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets will remain available in New Zealand for private purchase

To ensure accessibility and affordability for patients who wish to remain on Lamictal and Arrow-Lamotrigine after 30th of September prices have been reduced for private purchase.

Below are the approximate prices you may be expected to pay at your local pharmacies for these.


Approximate Private Purchase Price from 1 Oct 2019
(Ask your local pharmacy) including GST

Lamictal 25mg Tablet x 56 $13.00
Lamictal 50mg Tablet x 56 $25.00
Lamictal 100mg Tablet x 56 $37.00
Product Pharmacode Current List price
(ex GST) until 30 September
New Ex-manufacturer
price (ex GST) from 1 October
Arrow-lamotrigine 25mg 2245515 $20.40 $14.00
Arrow-lamotrigine 50mg 2245507 $34.70 $15.50
Arrow-lamotrigine 100mg 2245493 $59.90 $16.25

Should you have any queries, please consult your healthcare professional.

Last modified: September 25th, 2019 by EWCT | Posted in: News