Misoprostol - 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
ARTHROTEC 50 Diclofenac sodium 50mg and Misoprostol 200 microgram tablet blister pack
AUST R: 171033
Active ingredients:
Diclofenac sodium
Misoprostol
Tablet, multilayer Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
15 Jul 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

MS-2 Step composite pack [MIFEPRISTONE LINEPHARMA 200 MG TABLET mifepristone 200 mg tablet blister; GyMiso misoprostol 200 microgram tablet blister]
AUST R: 210574
Active ingredients:
Mifepristone
Misoprostol
Tablet MS Health Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300515883

From
06 Aug 2018
to
01 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

MISODEL misoprostol 200 micrograms modified release pessaries (vaginal inserts) in aluminium desiccant foil
AUST R: 205336
Active ingredients:
Misoprostol
Pessary, modified release Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 33 77 46

Deletion from market:
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation