Trimethoprim - 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
BACTRIM DS tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162563
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Roche Products Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800233950

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

BACTRIM SUGAR-FREE oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 119404
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Roche Products Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 233 950

Deletion from market:
01 Sep 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

SEPTRIN sugar-free oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 11000
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
31 Jul 2018
to
15 Mar 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ALPRIM trimethoprim 300 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 63518
Active ingredients:
Trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
08 Feb 2019
to
31 Mar 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
The sponsor is closely controlling the supply

RESPRIM tablet blister pack
AUST R: 17681
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
02 Jan 2019
to
31 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
11/01/19 Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment.

RESPRIM FORTE tablet blister pack
AUST R: 17682
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
02 Jan 2019
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
10/01/19 Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment.