dexmedetomidine 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
PRECEDEX READY TO USE dexmedetomidine hydrochloride 200 micrograms/50 mL injection for intravenous infusion bottle
AUST R: 234023
Active ingredients:
dexmedetomidine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
26 Feb 2019
to
25 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

PRECEDEX READY TO USE dexmedetomidine hydrochloride 80 micrograms/20 mL injection for intravenous infusion vial
AUST R: 234022
Active ingredients:
dexmedetomidine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
15 May 2019
to
14 Jun 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing