Cytarabine - 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
Pfizer (Perth) CYTARABINE 2g/20mL injection vial
AUST R: 49285
Active ingredients:
Cytarabine
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
30 Oct 2017
to
16 May 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand