Venlafaxine hydrochloride - 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
ALTVEN venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 37.5mg modified release capsule blister pack
AUST R: 171535
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride
Capsule, modified release Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
30 Nov 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ALTVEN venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 75mg modified release capsule blister pack
AUST R: 171536
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride
Capsule, modified release Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
30 Nov 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ALTVEN venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 150mg modified release capsule blister pack
AUST R: 171537
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride
Capsule, modified release Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
30 Nov 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation