dobutamine 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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
Dobutamine-Claris dobutamine (as hydrochloride) 250 mg/ 20 mL concentrated solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 212837
Active ingredients:
dobutamine hydrochloride
Injection, concentrated Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300302409

07 Aug 2018
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:


DOBUTREX dobutamine hydrochloride 250mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 14628
Active ingredients:
dobutamine hydrochloride
Injection, powder for Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 84368300

Deletion from market:
28 Feb 2019

Shortage status: