Levodopa - 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
SINEMET 250/25 levodopa/carbidopa 250mg/25mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 171666
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 553

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

SINEMET 100/25 levodopa/carbidopa 100mg/25mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 171665
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 553

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

Supply details:
Constrained supply

SINEMET CR levodopa/carbidopa 200mg/50mg modified release tablet bottle
AUST R: 171694
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
Levodopa
Tablet, modified release Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 553

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

MADOPAR HBS 100/25 capsule bottle
AUST R: 13743
Active ingredients:
Benserazide hydrochloride
Levodopa
Capsule, hard Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

From
31 Oct 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

MADOPAR 100/25 benserazide hydrochloride / levodopa tablet bottle
AUST R: 43517
Active ingredients:
Benserazide hydrochloride
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

From
31 Oct 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

MADOPAR 200/50 tablet bottle
AUST R: 13745
Active ingredients:
Benserazide hydrochloride
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

From
31 Oct 2018
to
31 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand