irbesartan - 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
IRBESARTAN MYLAN irbesartan 300 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 214581
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

Deletion from market:
04 Mar 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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

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

IRBESARTAN MYLAN irbesartan 150 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 214579
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

Deletion from market:
22 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

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

IRBESARTAN SANDOZ irbesartan 300mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 167407
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
15 Mar 2019
to
01 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

IRBESARTAN SANDOZ irbesartan 150mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 167409
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
06 Feb 2019
to
01 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Product Recall

IRBESARTAN SANDOZ irbesartan 75mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 167406
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
18 Mar 2019
to
07 Aug 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

AVSARTAN irbesartan 300 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 268772
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
15 Mar 2019
to
03 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

AVSARTAN irbesartan 150 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 268774
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
12 Feb 2019
to
17 Apr 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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

IRBESARTAN AMNEAL irbesartan 75 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 223014
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

IRBESARTAN AMNEAL irbesartan 150 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 223015
Active ingredients:
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 irbesartan 75mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213325
Active ingredients:
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

APO-IRBESARTAN irbesartan 150mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213310
Active ingredients:
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 irbesartan 300mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213311
Active ingredients:
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

CHEMMART IRBESARTAN irbesartan 150mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 216057
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
31 Mar 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS IRBESARTAN irbesartan 150mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 216060
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
31 Mar 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 irbesartan 75mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259883
Active ingredients:
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 irbesartan 150mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259884
Active ingredients:
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 irbesartan 300mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259885
Active ingredients:
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 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.

IRBESARTAN MYLAN irbesartan 75 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 214578
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

Deletion from market:
22 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

IRBESARTAN GH irbesartan 75mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 191408
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
0398097900

From
31 May 2019
to
31 Jul 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

IRBESARTAN GH irbesartan 150mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 191404
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
31 Mar 2019
to
07 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

IRBESARTAN GH irbesartan 300mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 191084
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
31 Mar 2019
to
07 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand