Propofol - 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
PROPOFOL SANDOZ propofol 500mg/50mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 148871
Active ingredients:
Propofol

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
02 Aug 2018
to
31 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Related information:

TGA Management Actions:
08/01/19 Alternative generic products are available