hydrochlorothiazide - 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
PRITOR PLUS 80/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 90889
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Sponsor:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8875 8800

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

PRITOR PLUS 80/25mg telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162923
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Sponsor:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8875 8800

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

PRITOR PLUS 40/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 90888
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Sponsor:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8875 8806

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ADESAN HCT 16/12.5 candesartan cilexetil/hydrochlorothiazide 16 mg/12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 163670
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
12 Sep 2018
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADESAN HCT 32/25 candesartan cilexetil/hydrochlorothiazide 32 mg/25 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 206486
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
14 Sep 2018
to
08 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADESAN HCT 32/12.5 candesartan cilexetil/hydrochlorothiazide 32 mg/12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 206485
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
04 Sep 2018
to
08 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

IRBESARTAN HCT MYLAN 300/12.5 irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215944
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

Deletion from market:
25 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

DILART HCT 80/12.5 mg valsartan 80 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 187397
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
valsartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
23 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Product Recall

DILART HCT 160/12.5 mg valsartan 160 mg/ hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 187403
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
valsartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
23 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Product Recall

DILART HCT 160/25 mg valsartan 160 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 187400
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
valsartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
23 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Product Recall

DILART HCT 320/12.5 mg valsartan 320 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 187402
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
valsartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
23 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Product Recall

Irbesartan HCT GH 150/12.5 irbesartan 150 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190115
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
26 Jun 2018
to
04 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Irbesartan HCT GH 300/12.5 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190124
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
30 Apr 2018
to
04 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Irbesartan HCT GH 300/25 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190117
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
26 Jun 2018
to
04 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ACCURETIC 20/12.5 tablet blister pack
AUST R: 81931
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
quinapril hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
17 Jan 2019
to
15 Apr 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

IRBESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 150/12.5 irbesartan 150mg / hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 174729
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
17 Jan 2019
to
01 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Product Recall

IRBESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 300/12.5 irbesartan 300mg / hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 174724
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
04 Mar 2019
to
01 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Product Recall

IRBESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 300/25 irbesartan 300mg / hydrochlorothiazide 25mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 174731
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
12 Feb 2019
to
01 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Product Recall

CANDESARTAN HCT GH 16/12.5 candesartan cilexetil 16 mg & hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 204580
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
21 Dec 2018
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

IRBESARTAN HCTZ AMNEAL 300/25 irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide 300/25 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 189388
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

IRBESARTAN HCTZ AMNEAL 300/12.5 irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 189385
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

IRBESARTAN HCTZ AMNEAL 150/12.5 irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 189375
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

APO-IRBESARTAN HCTZ 150/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213302
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
15/02/19 Stock under voluntary quarantine pending review of a manufacturing issue.

APO-IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213303
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
15/02/19 Stock under voluntary quarantine pending review of a manufacturing issue.

APO-IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/25 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213305
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Feb 2019
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN HCTZ 150/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259572
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259592
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
15/02/19 Stock under voluntary quarantine pending review of a manufacturing issue.

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/25 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259612
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
15/02/19 Stock under voluntary quarantine pending review of a manufacturing issue.

CANDESAN COMBI 32/12.5 candesartan cilexetil 32 mg & hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 204578
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
30 Apr 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

CANDESAN COMBI 16/12.5 candesartan cilexetil 16 mg & hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 204577
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
25 Apr 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

CANDESAN COMBI 32/25 candesartan cilexetil 32 mg & hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 204579
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
05 Mar 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Olmesartan HCT AN 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221120
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TELMISARTAN HCT MYLAN 40/12.5 MG telmisartan 40mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 171090
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
05 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TELMISARTAN HCT MYLAN 80/12.5 MG telmisartan 80mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 171086
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
05 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TELMISARTAN HCT MYLAN 80/25 MG telmisartan 80mg/hydrochlorothiazide 25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 171089
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
05 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

CANDESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 32mg/25mg candesartan cilexetil/hydrochlorothiazide 32mg/25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 195278
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
18 Feb 2019
to
15 Aug 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ 20/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 20/12.5 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221116
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
31 Dec 2018
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221118
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
31 Dec 2018
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ 40/25 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/25 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221121
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
31 Dec 2018
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other