rosuvastatin calcium - 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
ROSUZET Composite Pack 10mg+20mg ezetimibe 10mg tablets and rosuvastatin (as calcium) 20mg tablets composite pack
AUST R: 203692
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

From
04 Oct 2018
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

ROSUZET Composite Pack 10mg+40mg ezetimibe 10mg tablets and rosuvastatin (as calcium) 40mg tablets composite pack
AUST R: 203687
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

From
04 Oct 2018
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

EZALO Composite Pack 10mg+10mg ezetimibe 10mg tablets and rosuvastatin (as calcium) 10mg tablets composite pack
AUST R: 203689
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

From
04 Oct 2018
to
31 Jan 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

EZALO Composite Pack 10mg+20mg ezetimibe 10mg tablets and rosuvastatin (as calcium) 20mg tablets composite pack
AUST R: 203691
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

From
04 Oct 2018
to
14 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

EZALO Composite Pack 10mg+40mg ezetimibe 10mg tablets and rosuvastatin (as calcium) 40mg tablets composite pack
AUST R: 203688
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

From
04 Oct 2018
to
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST ROSUVASTATIN 20 mg rosuvastatin calcium 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 183056
Active ingredients:
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
20 Feb 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TGA Management Actions:
Product being replaced by: BTC ROSUVASTATIN rosuvastatin (as calcium) 20 mg tablets blister pack ARTG 234498.

ROSUZET Composite Pack 10mg+10mg ezetimibe 10mg tablets and rosuvastatin (as calcium) 10mg tablets composite pack
AUST R: 203694
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8988 8000

From
31 Jan 2019
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

CROSUVA 40 rosuvastatin (as calcium) 40mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 183743
Active ingredients:
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
30 Jan 2019
to
04 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

CROSUVA 10 rosuvastatin (as calcium) 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 183739
Active ingredients:
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
15 Feb 2019
to
04 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ROSUVASTATIN SANDOZ rosuvastatin (as calcium) 20 mg film-coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 183597
Active ingredients:
rosuvastatin calcium

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
10 Apr 2019
to
07 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other