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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
KETAMINE APOTEX ketamine (as hydrochloride) 200 mg/ 2 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 219040
Active ingredients:
Ketamine hydrochloride
Injection, solution Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
19 Mar 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

KETAMINE-CLARIS ketamine (as hydrochloride) 200 mg/2 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 219960
Active ingredients:
Ketamine hydrochloride
Injection, solution Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300302409

From
17 Sep 2018
to
03 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing