azithromycin dihydrate - 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
ZITHROMAX azithromycin 500mg (as dihydrate) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 58797
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
03 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

ZITHROMAX IV azithromycin (as dihydrate) 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 91913
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
26 Nov 2018
to
13 Dec 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

ZITHRO azithromycin (as dihydrate) 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 241812
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
30 Jan 2019
to
18 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN azithromycin (as dihydrate) 500mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 158290
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
20 Dec 2018
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
4/4/2019 Other pack sizes are available.

APO-AZITHROMYCIN azithromycin (as dihydrate) 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 195910
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
01 Mar 2019
to
31 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing