Benserazide hydrochloride - 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
MADOPAR HBS 100/25 capsule bottle
AUST R: 13743
Active ingredients:
Benserazide hydrochloride
Levodopa
Capsule, hard Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

From
31 Oct 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

MADOPAR 100/25 benserazide hydrochloride / levodopa tablet bottle
AUST R: 43517
Active ingredients:
Benserazide hydrochloride
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

From
31 Oct 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

MADOPAR 200/50 tablet bottle
AUST R: 13745
Active ingredients:
Benserazide hydrochloride
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

From
31 Oct 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand