Mycobacterium bovis (Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG) strain) - medicine shortage information

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If you are having difficulty obtaining a medicine that has been prescribed to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. In most cases your doctor and pharmacist will know about the possible substitute medicines to continue your care.

In some cases the Supply Detail section below will provide information about the special arrangements that are in place for your health professional to prescribe or supply a substitute medicine. These may include reference to Special Access Scheme or "Under section 19a"

Product Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
BCG VACCINE Mycobacterium bovis (Mycobacterium bovis (Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG) strain) (BCG) strain) 1.5mg powder for injection multidose vial with diluent vial
AUST R: 53569
Active ingredients:
Mycobacterium bovis (Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG) strain)
Injection, powder for Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 829 468

Deletion from market:
15 Jun 2012

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

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