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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
LINEZOLID MYX linezolid 600 mg/300 mL injection infusion bag
AUST R: 261492
Active ingredients:
Linezolid
Injection, solution Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 739 436

Deletion from market:
23 Jul 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZYVOX linezolid 20mg/mL granules bottle
AUST R: 79695
Active ingredients:
Linezolid
Oral Liquid, suspension Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229.

From
07 Sep 2018
to
21 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing