Linezolid - 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
LINEZOLID MYX linezolid 600 mg/300 mL injection infusion bag
AUST R: 261492
Active ingredients:
Linezolid

Sponsor:
Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 739 436

Deletion from market:
23 Jul 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZYVOX linezolid 20mg/mL granules bottle
AUST R: 79695
Active ingredients:
Linezolid

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229.

From
22 Jan 2019
to
15 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NEZOLID linezolid 600 mg/300 mL injection solution bag
AUST R: 235010
Active ingredients:
Linezolid

Sponsor:
Juno Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 8888 1202

Deletion from market:
01 Dec 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZYVOX linezolid 600mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 79694
Active ingredients:
Linezolid

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
11 Dec 2018
to
04 Jan 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Commercial Changes

APO-LINEZOLID linezolid 600 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 207476
Active ingredients:
Linezolid

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
31 May 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Discontinuation