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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
Fentanyl GH Solution for Injection 100 microgram/2 mL ampoule
AUST R: 201872
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate
Injection, solution Horizon Hospital Healthcare Pty Ltd
Phone: 03 9809 7914

From
01 Aug 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

ASPEN FENTANYL fentanyl (as citrate) 100 microgram/2 mL solution for injection
AUST R: 170929
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate
Injection, solution Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8436 8300

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ASPEN FENTANYL fentanyl (as citrate) 500 microgram/10 mL solution for injection
AUST R: 170931
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate
Injection, solution Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8436 8300

From
27 Aug 2018
to
31 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ASTRAZENECA FENTANYL 500 microgram/10mL (as citrate) injection ampoule
AUST R: 48369
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate
Injection, solution AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800226591

From
05 Nov 2018
to
15 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ASTRAZENECA FENTANYL 100 microgram/2mL (as citrate) injection ampoule
AUST R: 12100
Active ingredients:
Fentanyl citrate
Injection, solution AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800226591

From
21 Nov 2018
to
15 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Manufacturing