Mupirocin - 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
BACTROBAN mupirocin (as calcium) 20mg/g cream tube
AUST R: 63542
Active ingredients:
Mupirocin
Cream GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800033109

From
12 Aug 2015
to
30 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

BACTROBAN mupirocin 20mg/g ointment tube
AUST R: 11145
Active ingredients:
Mupirocin
Ointment GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 033 109

From
20 Mar 2018
to
15 Feb 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing