Moxifloxacin - 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
AVELOX IV 400 moxifloxacin 400 mg/250 mL (as hydrochloride) intravenous infusion solution bag
AUST R: 78977
Active ingredients:
Moxifloxacin

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
04 Mar 2019
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
08/01/19 Alternative generic products are available

AVELOX moxifloxacin 400 mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 75766
Active ingredients:
Moxifloxacin

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
02 Jan 2019
to
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
16/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.