Somatropin - 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
GENOTROPIN 12mg/mL somatropin (rbe) powder for injection with diluent (with preservative) in two compartment cartridge
AUST R: 96397
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
02 Jan 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZOMACTON somatropin 10mg multidose powder for injection vial with diluent syringe
AUST R: 156226
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Sponsor:
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9497 2301

Deletion from market:
01 Apr 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes