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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ALTVEN venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 37.5mg modified release capsule blister pack
AUST R: 171535
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
30 Nov 2016

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ALTVEN venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 75mg modified release capsule blister pack
AUST R: 171536
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
30 Nov 2016

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

ALTVEN venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 150mg modified release capsule blister pack
AUST R: 171537
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
30 Nov 2016

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

VENLAFAXINE GENERICHEALTH XR venlafaxine (as hydrochloride) 150mg modified release capsule blister
AUST R: 151876
Active ingredients:
Venlafaxine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
19 Dec 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand