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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
TREXJECT methotrexate (as sodium) 25mg/0.50mL solution for injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 233721
Active ingredients:
Methotrexate
Injection, solution Link Medical Products Pty Ltd T/A Link Pharmaceuticals
Phone: 1800 181 060

From
31 Oct 2018
to
14 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TREXJECT methotrexate (as sodium) 20mg/0.40mL solution for injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 233719
Active ingredients:
Methotrexate
Injection, solution Link Medical Products Pty Ltd T/A Link Pharmaceuticals
Phone: 1800 181 060

From
05 Nov 2018
to
14 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TREXJECT methotrexate (as sodium) 7.5mg/0.15mL solution for injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 233714
Active ingredients:
Methotrexate
Injection, solution Link Medical Products Pty Ltd T/A Link Pharmaceuticals
Phone: 1800 181 060

From
12 Nov 2018
to
14 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TREXJECT methotrexate (as sodium) 10mg/0.20mL solution for injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 233715
Active ingredients:
Methotrexate
Injection, solution Link Medical Products Pty Ltd T/A Link Pharmaceuticals
Phone: 1800 181 060

From
12 Nov 2018
to
14 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand