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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
CAVERJECT alprostadil 20 microgram powder for injection vial with diluent syringe
AUST R: 202519
Active ingredients:
Alprostadil
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

CAVERJECT alprostadil 10 microgram powder for injection vial with diluent syringe
AUST R: 202518
Active ingredients:
Alprostadil
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
07 Mar 2017

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

CAVERJECT IMPULSE alprostadil 20microgram powder for injection with 0.5mL diluent dual chamber cartridge in single use syringe device
AUST R: 90197
Active ingredients:
Alprostadil
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
25 May 2018
to
31 Jul 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

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
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
12 Nov 2018
to
07 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Manufacturing