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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
DBL METRONIDAZOLE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION metronidazole 500mg/100mL solution for injection bag
AUST R: 129476
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
20 Apr 2018
to
28 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative generic products are available.

METRONIDAZOLE BAXTER metronidazole 500mg/100mL solution for injection bag
AUST R: 165164
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300302409

From
01 Jan 2019
to
15 Feb 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

METRONIDAZOLE-CLARIS metronidazole 500mg/100mL solution for injection vial
AUST R: 165161
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300302409

Deletion from market:
09 Jan 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative generic products are available.

METRONIDE 400 metronidazole 400 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 160175
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

From
11 Mar 2019
to
18 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Emergency Supply Only

Reason:
Manufacturing