remifentanil hydrochloride - 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
ULTIVA Remifentanil (as hydrochloride) 2mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 58689
Active ingredients:
remifentanil hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8436 8300

From
09 Jun 2017
to
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

ULTIVA Remifentanil (as hydrochloride) 1mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 58688
Active ingredients:
remifentanil hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0284368300

From
09 Jun 2017
to
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

ULTIVA Remifentanil (as hydrochloride) 5mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 58690
Active ingredients:
remifentanil hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
84368300

From
13 Jun 2017
to
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

Remifentanil APOTEX remifentanil (as hydrochloride) 1 mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 234710
Active ingredients:
remifentanil hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
21 Jan 2019
to
25 Feb 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Remifentanil APOTEX remifentanil (as hydrochloride) 2 mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 234707
Active ingredients:
remifentanil hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
04 Mar 2019
to
20 May 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing