Metformin hydrochloride - 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
METEX XR metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 232661
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 927 769

From
08 Oct 2018
to
19 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

METEX XR metformin hydrochloride 1000 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 232645
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 927 769

From
08 Oct 2018
to
19 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

METFORMIN XR 500 APOTEX metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet bottle
AUST R: 197407
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
14 Nov 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST METFORMIN XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 278176
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
14 Nov 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-METFORMIN XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 281211
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
14 Nov 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST METFORMIN XR 1000 metformin hydrochloride 1000 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 278175
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
14 Nov 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-METFORMIN XR 1000 metformin hydrochloride 1000 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 281210
Active ingredients:
Metformin hydrochloride
Tablet, modified release Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
14 Nov 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand