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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
HEPARINISED SALINE 50IU/5mL (porcine mucous) injection ampoule
AUST R: 66684
Active ingredients:
Heparin sodium
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

02 Jun 2018
14 Oct 2018

Shortage status:


Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Approved Under Section 19A Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989