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:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

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
30 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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
10 Dec 2018
to
28 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

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