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:
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

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

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
16 Apr 2019
to
20 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
16/4/2019 Sponsor is working to expedite next shipment.