Paracetamol - 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
PRODEINE paracetamol 500 mg and codeine phosphate hemihydrate 9.6 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 200605
Active ingredients:
codeine phosphate hemihydrate
Paracetamol
Tablet, uncoated Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8666 2604

From
16 May 2018
to
15 Jun 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Supply details:
Expedite next shipment

PRODEINEXTRA paracetamol 500mg & codeine phosphate hemihydrate 15mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 205550
Active ingredients:
codeine phosphate hemihydrate
Paracetamol
Tablet, film coated Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8666 2604

From
16 May 2018
to
08 Jun 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Supply details:
Expedite next shipment

Related information:

MERSYNDOL FORTE paracetamol 450 mg / codeine phosphate hemihydrate 30 mg / doxylamine succinate 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10109
Active ingredients:
codeine phosphate hemihydrate
doxylamine succinate
Paracetamol
Tablet, uncoated Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800818806

From
17 May 2018
to
18 Jul 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand