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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
DBL AZITHROMYCIN FOR INJECTION azithromycin (as monohydrate) 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 161682
Active ingredients:
Azithromycin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
13 Apr 2018
to
29 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Manufacturing

AZITHROMYCIN ALPHAPHARM Azithromycin (as monohydrate) 500mg Powder for Injection Vial
AUST R: 191947
Active ingredients:
Azithromycin

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 27 4276

From
11 Jan 2019
to
11 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
15/01/19 Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment.