Testosterone - 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
AXIRON testosterone 2% w/v solution bottle
AUST R: 182332
Active ingredients:
Testosterone
Solution Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 454 559

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

TESTOGEL testosterone 1% 5g sachets
AUST R: 96131
Active ingredients:
Testosterone
Gel Besins Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 0299047473

From
15 Mar 2018
to
31 Jul 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Supply details:
Constrained supply