Doxorubicin hydrochloride - 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
ADRIAMYCIN doxorubicin hydrochloride 50mg/25mL injection vial
AUST R: 47345
Active ingredients:
Doxorubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9850 3333

From
14 Jun 2018
to
28 Mar 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
09/01/19 Other strengths are available.

DBL DOXORUBICIN HYDROCHLORIDE 10mg/5ml injection vial
AUST R: 16382
Active ingredients:
Doxorubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
31 May 2019
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TGA Management Actions:
10/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.