acarbose - 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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
GLUCOBAY acarbose 100mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 43195
Active ingredients:
acarbose

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
03 Dec 2018
to
30 Nov 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

GLUCOBAY acarbose 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 43194
Active ingredients:
acarbose

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
19 Mar 2019
to
30 Jan 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing