Candesartan cilexetil - 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
ATACAND candesartan cilexetil 8mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 64107
Active ingredients:
Candesartan cilexetil
Tablet, uncoated AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 805 342

From
19 Oct 2018
to
03 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ATACAND PLUS candesartan cilexetil & hydrochlorothiazide 16/12.5 tablet blister pack
AUST R: 76646
Active ingredients:
Candesartan cilexetil
Hydrochlorothiazide
Tablet, uncoated AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 805 342

From
22 Oct 2018
to
22 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand