ethinylestradiol - 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
NORIMIN-1 28 day tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62136
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Norethisterone
Tablet, uncoated Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
06 Sep 2018
to
01 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

LOETTE ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215494
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel
Tablet, film coated Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
03 Oct 2018
to
02 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

MINULET tablet blister pack
AUST R: 217121
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Gestodene
Tablet, sugar coated Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
03 Oct 2018
to
02 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Other

TRIQUILAR ED ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10722
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
Levonorgestrel
Tablet, sugar coated Bayer Australia Ltd
Phone: 1800 008 757

From
03 Dec 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Manufacturing