Azithromycin - 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
DBL AZITHROMYCIN FOR INJECTION azithromycin (as monohydrate) 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 161682
Active ingredients:
Azithromycin
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
13 Apr 2018
to
29 Sep 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing