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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
ENALAPRIL/HCT SANDOZ 20mg/6mg enalapril maleate 20mg and hydrochlorothiazide 6mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 126490
Active ingredients:
enalapril maleate
Hydrochlorothiazide
Tablet, uncoated Sandoz Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800726369

From
01 Jun 2018
to
15 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

KARVEZIDE 300/12.5 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 101833
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Irbesartan
Tablet, film coated Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 806

From
03 Sep 2018
to
08 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

AVAPRO HCT 300/12.5 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 102086
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Irbesartan
Tablet, film coated Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 806

From
03 Sep 2018
to
08 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

ATACAND PLUS candesartan cilexetil & hydrochlorothiazide 16/12.5 tablet blister pack
AUST R: 76646
Active ingredients:
Candesartan cilexetil
Hydrochlorothiazide
Tablet, uncoated AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 805 342

From
22 Oct 2018
to
22 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

PRITOR PLUS 80/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 90889
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8800

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

PRITOR PLUS 80/25mg telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162923
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8800

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

PRITOR PLUS 40/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 90888
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8806

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation