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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
DILANTIN PAEDIATRIC SUSPENSION phenytoin 30mg/5mL oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 14309
Active ingredients:
Phenytoin
Oral Liquid, suspension Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
21 Oct 2018
to
19 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing