Alprostadil - 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
CAVERJECT IMPULSE alprostadil 10microgram powder for injection with 0.5mL diluent dual chamber cartridge in single use syringe device
AUST R: 90196
Active ingredients:
Alprostadil

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
12 Nov 2018
to
07 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing