cefalexin 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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
CEFALEXIN SANDOZ cefalexin (as monohydrate) 125mg/5mL powder for suspension bottle
AUST R: 78981
Active ingredients:
cefalexin monohydrate

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
02 Jul 2018
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-CEPHALEXIN (as monohydrate) 250mg capsule blister pack
AUST R: 73870
Active ingredients:
cefalexin monohydrate

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
11 Feb 2019
to
25 Feb 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing