cefoxitin sodium - 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
HOSPIRA CEFOXITIN SODIUM POWDER FOR INJECTION cefoxitin (as sodium) 1 g powder for injection vial
AUST R: 168090
Active ingredients:
cefoxitin sodium
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

01 Oct 2016
30 Jun 2020

Shortage status: