Losartan potassium - 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
COZAAR losartan potassium 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 54809
Active ingredients:
Losartan potassium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
22 Oct 2018
to
23 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

COZAVAN losartan potassium 25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 156235
Active ingredients:
Losartan potassium

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
13 Jul 2018
to
01 Mar 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
04/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply

COZAVAN losartan potassium 50 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 156234
Active ingredients:
Losartan potassium

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
15 Jan 2019
to
01 Mar 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
10/01/2019 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply