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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
DBL TOBRAMYCIN tobramycin 80mg/2mL injection BP vial
AUST R: 75686
Active ingredients:
Tobramycin

Sponsor:
Hospira Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
12 Oct 2018
to
22 Oct 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Perth) TOBRAMYCIN 80mg/2mL (as sulfate) injections ampoule
AUST R: 101217
Active ingredients:
Tobramycin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9850 3333

From
07 Oct 2018
to
14 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Perth) TOBRAMYCIN PF 80mg/2mL (as sulfate) injection BP ampoule
AUST R: 10776
Active ingredients:
Tobramycin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9850 3333

From
02 Feb 2019
to
19 Apr 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
07/01/19 Alternative generic products are available