Levonorgestrel - 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
LOETTE ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215494
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
03 Oct 2018
to
02 Nov 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

TRIQUILAR ED ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10722
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
01 Apr 2019
to
01 Jul 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

MONOFEME levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215574
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
23 Dec 2018
to
30 Mar 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

LEVLEN ED ethinylestradiol/levonorgestreltablet blister pack
AUST R: 40193
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
18 Feb 2019
to
29 Apr 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

MICRONELLE 20 ED levonorgestrel 100 microgram and ethinylestradiol 20 microgram film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 211154
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
0288778238

From
10 Dec 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing