heparin sodium - 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 HEPARIN SODIUM (porcine mucous) 5000IU/0.2mL injection BP ampoule
AUST R: 16349
Active ingredients:
heparin sodium

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
21 Nov 2018
to
30 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
Other pack sizes are available.

HEPARIN SODIUM 25000IU/5mL (porcine mucous) injection ampoule
AUST R: 49236
Active ingredients:
heparin sodium

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
14 Feb 2019
to
26 Feb 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing