Flumazenil - 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 FLUMAZENIL INJECTION flumazenil 0.5mg/5mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 121098
Active ingredients:
Flumazenil

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
18 Sep 2018
to
31 Jan 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Flumazenil-Claris flumazenil 0.5 mg/5 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 231405
Active ingredients:
Flumazenil

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300302409

From
29 Oct 2018
to
12 Nov 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

Flumazenil APOTEX flumazenil 0.5 mg/ 5 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 236672
Active ingredients:
Flumazenil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
04 Oct 2017
to
17 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
9/1/19 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.