estradiol - 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
CLIMARA 25 estradiol 25 microgram/day transdermal drug delivery system sachet
AUST R: 73962
Active ingredients:
estradiol

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
29 Oct 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

CLIMARA 75 estradiol 75 microgram/day transdermal drug delivery system sachet
AUST R: 73963
Active ingredients:
estradiol

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
20 Nov 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Manufacturing

FEMOSTON 1/10 estradiol 1mg and estradiol 1mg with dydrogesterone 10mg tablet blister pack composite pack.
AUST R: 219882
Active ingredients:
Dydrogesterone
estradiol

Sponsor:
Mylan Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
21 Jan 2019
to
28 Jan 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
15/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.