Somatropin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
GENOTROPIN 5mg GOQUICK somatropin (rbe) powder for injection with preserved diluent pre-filled pen
AUST R: 166829
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
20 Dec 2023
to
15 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
A TGA web alert is available at: https://www.tga.gov.au/safety/shortages/medicine-shortage-alerts/joint-statement-shortage-somatropin-products-norditropin-flexpro

GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK somatropin (rbe) 1.0mg/0.25mL powder for injection with diluent in prefilled syringe
AUST R: 76614
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
20 Dec 2023
to
03 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK somatropin (rbe) 1.2mg/0.25mL powder for injection with diluent in prefilled syringe
AUST R: 76613
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
21 Sep 2023
to
15 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK somatropin (rbe) 1.6mg/0.25mL powder for injection with diluent in prefilled syringe
AUST R: 76611
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
14 Dec 2023
to
14 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK somatropin (rbe) 1.8mg/0.25mL powder for injection with diluent in prefilled syringe
AUST R: 76610
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
06 Dec 2023
to
06 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

HUMATROPE somatropin 18IU (6mg) powder for injection cartridge with diluent syringe
AUST R: 53423
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800454559

Deletion from market:
31 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

HUMATROPE somatropin 36IU (12mg) powder for injection cartridge with diluent syringe
AUST R: 53365
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800454559

Deletion from market:
10 Jun 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO somatropin (rbe) 10mg (6.67mg/mL) injection-solution multidose cartridge
AUST R: 173398
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 668 626

From
23 May 2023
to
31 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO somatropin (rbe) 15mg (10mg/mL) injection-solution multidose cartridge
AUST R: 173399
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 668 626

From
13 Apr 2023
to
31 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO somatropin (rbe) 5mg (3.33mg/mL) injection-solution multidose cartridge
AUST R: 173396
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 668 626

From
23 May 2023
to
31 Dec 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
A TGA web alert is available at: https://www.tga.gov.au/safety/shortages/information-about-major-medicine-shortages/about-shortage-somatropin-products

NUTROPIN AQ somatropin recombinant DNA 10mg/2mL solution for injection cartridge
AUST R: 116678
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Ipsen Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 317 033

Deletion from market:
01 Oct 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Related information:

Management action:
Other somatropin products available