methotrexate - 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
Pfizer (Perth) METHOTREXATE 1000mg/10mL injection BP vial
AUST R: 10778
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
21 Mar 2019
to
30 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TREXJECT methotrexate (as sodium) 20mg/0.40mL solution for injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 233719
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Sponsor:
Link Medical Products Pty Ltd T/A Link Pharmaceuticals

Phone:
1800 181 060

From
01 Apr 2019
to
15 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TREXJECT methotrexate (as sodium) 15mg/0.30mL solution for injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 233717
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Sponsor:
Link Medical Products Pty Ltd T/A Link Pharmaceuticals

Phone:
1800 181 060

From
02 Apr 2019
to
15 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other