Tobramycin - 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
DBL TOBRAMYCIN tobramycin 80mg/2mL injection BP vial
AUST R: 75686
Active ingredients:
Tobramycin
Injection, solution Hospira Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
12 Oct 2018
to
22 Oct 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Perth) TOBRAMYCIN 80mg/2mL (as sulfate) injections ampoule
AUST R: 101217
Active ingredients:
Tobramycin
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
07 Oct 2018
to
14 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing