Interferon beta1b - 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
EXTAVIA interferon beta-1b rbe 0.25mg (8 million IU) powder for injection vial with diluent syringe
AUST R: 160079
Active ingredients:
Interferon beta1b
Injection, powder for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 0298053555

Deletion from market:
31 Dec 2014

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation