midazolam - 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
Midazolam APOTEX midazolam 15mg/3mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 217658
Active ingredients:
midazolam

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
18 Dec 2018
to
17 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Perth) MIDAZOLAM INJECTION midazolam 5mg/1mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 72213
Active ingredients:
midazolam

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9850 3333

From
11 Feb 2019
to
03 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Midazolam APOTEX midazolam 5mg/5mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 217663
Active ingredients:
midazolam

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
31 Jul 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

MIDAZOLAM ALPHAPHARM 50 mg/ 10 mL midazolam solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 160208
Active ingredients:
midazolam

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
05 Mar 2019
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing