Megestrol acetate - 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
MEGACE megestrol acetate 160mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 19226
Active ingredients:
Megestrol acetate
Tablet, uncoated Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300659646

Deletion from market:
29 Feb 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

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