Phenytoin - 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
DILANTIN PAEDIATRIC SUSPENSION phenytoin 30mg/5mL oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 14309
Active ingredients:
Phenytoin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
23 Jan 2019
to
31 Jan 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
11/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.