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
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 7914

From
01 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

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
08 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
10/01/19 08/01/19 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
08 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
08/01/19 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.

ASTRAZENECA FENTANYL 500 microgram/10mL (as citrate) injection ampoule
AUST R: 48369
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
AstraZeneca Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800226591

From
05 Nov 2018
to
15 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Manufacturing

ASTRAZENECA FENTANYL 100 microgram/2mL (as citrate) injection ampoule
AUST R: 12100
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
AstraZeneca Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800226591

From
21 Nov 2018
to
07 Jan 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

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

Sponsor:
Horizon Hospital Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9809 7914

From
15 Nov 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Reason:
Other

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

Sponsor:
Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800226334

From
21 Jan 2019
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand