Docetaxel - 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
DBL DOCETAXEL CONCENTRATED INJECTION 160mg/16mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 163803
Active ingredients:
Docetaxel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
13 Aug 2018
to
13 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

DBL DOCETAXEL CONCENTRATED INJECTION 20mg/2mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 163802
Active ingredients:
Docetaxel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
13 Dec 2018
to
30 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Other