Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant - 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
H-B-VAX II hepatitis B vaccine recombinant 10 microgram/1mL injection pre-filled syringe (thiomersal free)
AUST R: 127245
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800642865

From
22 Aug 2017
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Other

TWINRIX (combined hepatitis A & hepatitis B vaccine) 1 mL injection pre-filled syringe thiomersal & preservative free
AUST R: 140575
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen
Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800033109

From
01 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing