Telmisartan - 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
TWYNSTA telmisartan/amlodipine (as besilate) 80/10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 166266
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8800

From
30 Jul 2018
to
10 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

PRITOR PLUS 80/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 90889
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8800

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

PRITOR PLUS 80/25mg telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162923
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8800

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

PRITOR PLUS 40/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 90888
Active ingredients:
Hydrochlorothiazide
Telmisartan
Tablet, multilayer Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8875 8806

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2019

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation