aciclovir - 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
ZOVIRAX Aciclovir 200mg Dispersible tablet blister pack
AUST R: 51385
Active ingredients:
aciclovir

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 033 109

Deletion from market:
16 Mar 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZOVIRAX ophthalmic aciclovir 30mg/g ointment tube
AUST R: 11013
Active ingredients:
aciclovir

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 033 109

Deletion from market:
20 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Critical

Reason:
Discontinuation

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

Pfizer (Perth) ACICLOVIR INTRAVENOUS INFUSION aciclovir 250mg/10mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 66116
Active ingredients:
aciclovir

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 98503333

From
24 Jan 2019
to
26 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
Other generic by same sponsor available – M1195C001 - Aciclovir DBL Injection 250mg/10mL x5