Potassium bicarbonate - 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
CHLORVESCENT potassium 14 mmol effervescent tablet tube (reformulation)
AUST R: 71981
Active ingredients:
Potassium bicarbonate
Potassium carbonate
potassium chloride
Tablet, effervescent Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 84368300

29 Oct 2018
30 Nov 2018

Shortage status:

Unexpected Increase in Demand