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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ANTROQUORIL betamethasone 0.2mg/g (as valerate) cream tube
AUST R: 70406
Active ingredients:
betamethasone valerate

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
12 Dec 2018
to
14 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

CORTIVAL 1/5 betamethasone 0.2mg/g (as valerate) cream tube
AUST R: 91053
Active ingredients:
betamethasone valerate

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
0284368300

From
12 Dec 2018
to
21 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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