Interferon alfa2b - 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
INTRON A Interferon alfa-2b ( HSA-free ) 10 million IU/1mL Injection vial
AUST R: 63274
Active ingredients:
Interferon alfa2b

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation

INTRON A Interferon alfa-2b (HSA-free) 18 million IU/3mL injection
AUST R: 60021
Active ingredients:
Interferon alfa2b

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation

INTRON A Interferon alfa-2b (HSA-free) 25 million IU/2.5mL injection
AUST R: 60024
Active ingredients:
Interferon alfa2b

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation

INTRON A Redipen Interferon alfa-2b (rbe) 18 million IU/1.2mL injection cartridge
AUST R: 66126
Active ingredients:
Interferon alfa2b

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation

INTRON A Redipen Interferon alfa-2b (rbe) 30 million IU/1.2mL injection cartridge
AUST R: 66127
Active ingredients:
Interferon alfa2b

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation

INTRON A Redipen Interferon alfa-2b (rbe) 60 million IU/1.2mL injection cartridge
AUST R: 66128
Active ingredients:
Interferon alfa2b

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation