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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
PROPOFOL SANDOZ propofol 500mg/50mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 148871
Active ingredients:
Propofol
Injection, emulsion Sandoz Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800726369

From
02 Aug 2018
to
09 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand