fentanyl citrate - 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
ASPEN FENTANYL fentanyl (as citrate) 100 microgram/2 mL solution for injection
AUST R: 170929
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8436 8300

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

ASPEN FENTANYL fentanyl (as citrate) 500 microgram/10 mL solution for injection
AUST R: 170931
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8436 8300

From
27 Aug 2018
to
31 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

SUBLIMAZE Fentanyl 100microgram/2mL (as citrate) injection ampoule
AUST R: 48263
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800226334

From
28 Jan 2019
to
11 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

DBL FENTANYL 100 microgram/2mL (as citrate) injection USP ampoule
AUST R: 107025
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
15 Feb 2019
to
20 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

Fentanyl GH Solution for Injection 100 microgram/2 mL ampoule
AUST R: 201872
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
Horizon Hospital Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
04 Mar 2019
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

Fentanyl GH Solution for Injection 500 microgram/10 mL ampoule
AUST R: 201871
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
Horizon Hospital Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61 3 9809 7913

From
30 Apr 2019
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing