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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
BACTRIM DS tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162563
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim
Tablet Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800233950

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

BACTRIM SUGAR-FREE oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 119404
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim
Oral Liquid, suspension Roche Products Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 233 950

Deletion from market:
01 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

DBL SULFAMETHOXAZOLE 400 mg AND TRIMETHOPRIM 80 mg CONCENTRATE INJECTION BP 5mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 16293
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim
Injection, concentrated Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
06 Apr 2018
to
02 Aug 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

SEPTRIN sugar-free oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 11000
Active ingredients:
Sulfamethoxazole
Trimethoprim
Oral Liquid, suspension Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 927 769

From
31 Jul 2018
to
15 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand