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
Pfizer (Perth) MIDAZOLAM INJECTION midazolam 5mg/5mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 72214
Active ingredients:
Midazolam

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9850 3333

From
01 Oct 2018
to
06 Nov 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

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
01 Aug 2018
to
25 Feb 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Manufacturing

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