Methylprednisolone 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
DEPO-MEDROL methylprednisolone acetate 40 mg/1 mL injection vial
AUST R: 12299
Active ingredients:
Methylprednisolone acetate
Injection, suspension Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
21 Jun 2018
to
13 Jul 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

DEPO-NISOLONE methylprednisolone acetate 40 mg/1 mL injection vial
AUST R: 59388
Active ingredients:
Methylprednisolone acetate
Injection, suspension Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
15 Jun 2018
to
01 Aug 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing