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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
GLUCOBAY acarbose 100mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 43195
Active ingredients:
Acarbose
Tablet Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

From
03 Dec 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Manufacturing