Metronidazole - 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
Metronidazole Sandoz IV (Metronidazole 500 mg/ 100 mL Injection Solution Bag
AUST R: 118321
Active ingredients:
Metronidazole
Injection, solution Sandoz Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 634 500

Deletion from market:
20 Jul 2017

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

DBL METRONIDAZOLE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION metronidazole 500mg/100mL solution for injection bag
AUST R: 129476
Active ingredients:
Metronidazole
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
20 Apr 2018
to
31 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Approved Under Section 19A Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989

METRONIDAZOLE-CLARIS metronidazole 500mg/100mL solution for injection bag
AUST R: 165164
Active ingredients:
Metronidazole
Injection, solution Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300302409

From
05 Jun 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Approved Under Section 19A Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989