carbidopa monohydrate - 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
SINEMET 250/25 levodopa/carbidopa 250mg/25mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 171666
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 553

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

SINEMET 100/25 levodopa/carbidopa 100mg/25mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 171665
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
Levodopa
Tablet, uncoated Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 553

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

Supply details:
Constrained supply

SINEMET CR levodopa/carbidopa 200mg/50mg modified release tablet bottle
AUST R: 171694
Active ingredients:
carbidopa monohydrate
Levodopa
Tablet, modified release Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 818 553

From
23 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing