ketamine hydrochloride - 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
KETAMINE APOTEX ketamine (as hydrochloride) 200 mg/ 2 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 219040
Active ingredients:
ketamine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
31 Jul 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

KETALAR ketamine 200mg/2mL (as hydrochloride) injection vial
AUST R: 70073
Active ingredients:
ketamine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Hospira Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1 800 675 229

From
31 Jan 2019
to
14 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

KETAMINE-BAXTER ketamine (as hydrochloride) 200 mg/2 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 219960
Active ingredients:
ketamine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300302409

From
07 Feb 2019
to
17 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other