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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
MISODEL misoprostol 200 micrograms modified release pessaries (vaginal inserts) in aluminium desiccant foil
AUST R: 205336
Active ingredients:
Misoprostol

Sponsor:
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 33 77 46

Deletion from market:
31 Dec 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

CYTOTEC Misoprostol 200 microgram tablet blister pack
AUST R: 63983
Active ingredients:
Misoprostol

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
22 Feb 2019
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
08/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.