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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
ZITHROMAX azithromycin 500mg (as dihydrate) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 58797
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate
Tablet, film coated Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800675229

From
03 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

ZITHROMAX IV azithromycin (as dihydrate) 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 91913
Active ingredients:
azithromycin dihydrate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800675229

From
26 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand