vancomycin - 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 VANCOMYCIN vancomycin (as hydrochloride) 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 62603
Active ingredients:
vancomycin

Sponsor:
Hospira Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
20 Mar 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

DBL VANCOMYCIN vancomycin (as hydrochloride) 1g powder for injection vial
AUST R: 62595
Active ingredients:
vancomycin

Sponsor:
Hospira Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
05 Mar 2019
to
15 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

VANCOCIN vancomycin 125mg (125,000IU as hydrochloride) capsule blister pack
AUST R: 14674
Active ingredients:
vancomycin

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300659646

From
17 Apr 2019
to
24 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand