Oxazepam - 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
MURELAX Oxazepam 30mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 12952
Active ingredients:
Oxazepam
Tablet, uncoated Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 917 769

From
02 Apr 2018
to
29 Nov 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

APO-OXAZEPAM oxazepam 30mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 163213
Active ingredients:
Oxazepam
Tablet, uncoated Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 917 769

From
02 Apr 2018
to
29 Nov 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

ALEPAM 30 oxazepam 30mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 17573
Active ingredients:
Oxazepam
Tablet, uncoated Alphapharm Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 274 276

From
01 Aug 2018
to
30 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand