alfentanil 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
RAPIFEN alfentanil 1mg/2mL (as hydrochloride) injection, ampoule
AUST R: 50506
Active ingredients:
alfentanil hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800226334

From
13 Dec 2018
to
04 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand