betaxolol 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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
BETOPTIC S betaxolol 0.25% 2.5mg/mL (as hydrochloride) eye drops suspension bottle
AUST R: 42900
Active ingredients:
betaxolol hydrochloride
Eye Drops, suspension Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 671 203

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Through Special Access Scheme Exemption Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989