Meropenem trihydrate - 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
DBL MEROPENEM FOR INJECTION meropenem (as trihydrate) 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 161446
Active ingredients:
Meropenem trihydrate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
15 Dec 2016
to
30 Jun 2020

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

DBL MEROPENEM FOR INJECTION meropenem (as trihydrate) 1g powder for injection vial
AUST R: 161447
Active ingredients:
Meropenem trihydrate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
15 Dec 2016
to
30 Jun 2020

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other