Nifedipine - 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
ADALAT 10 nifedipine 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 43103
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, film coated Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
20 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ADALAT OROS nifedipine 20mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 60101
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, modified release Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

From
15 Jan 2018
to
19 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADALAT OROS 30 nifedipine 30mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 76041
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, modified release Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

From
14 Nov 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADALAT OROS 60 nifedipine 60mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 76040
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, modified release Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

From
29 Oct 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADEFIN 10 nifedipine 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 92999
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, film coated Alphapharm Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 274 276

From
15 Jan 2018
to
01 Dec 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADALAT nifedipine 20mg Tablet blister pack
AUST R: 18691
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, film coated Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
20 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ADEFIN 20 nifedipine 20mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 93000
Active ingredients:
Nifedipine
Tablet, film coated Alphapharm Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800274276

Deletion from market:
14 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Approved Under Section 19A Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989