Betamethasone valerate - 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
ANTROQUORIL betamethasone 0.2mg/g (as valerate) cream tube
AUST R: 70406
Active ingredients:
Betamethasone valerate
Cream Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800818553

From
12 Nov 2018
to
16 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Manufacturing