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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
BETOPTIC S betaxolol 0.25% 2.5mg/mL (as hydrochloride) eye drops suspension bottle
AUST R: 42900
Active ingredients:
betaxolol hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 671 203

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

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

BETOQUIN betaxolol 5.0mg/mL (as hydrochloride) eye drops solution bottle
AUST R: 55618
Active ingredients:
betaxolol hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 671 203

From
17 Dec 2018
to
21 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand