Alprazolam - 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
GENRX ALPRAZOLAM alprazolam 1mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 79802
Active ingredients:
Alprazolam
Tablet Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800195055

Deletion from market:
01 Feb 2017

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

GENRX ALPRAZOLAM alprazolam 2mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 80934
Active ingredients:
Alprazolam
Tablet Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800195055

Deletion from market:
01 Feb 2017

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

Related information:

ALPRAX 1 alprazolam 1mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 82643
Active ingredients:
Alprazolam
Tablet, uncoated Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300659646

From
15 Aug 2018
to
27 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

KALMA 2 alprazolam 2mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 63993
Active ingredients:
Alprazolam
Tablet, uncoated Alphapharm Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 274 276

From
12 Jul 2018
to
07 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing