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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
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