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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
MONOFEME levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215574
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
23 Dec 2018
to
30 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

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MICRONELLE 20 ED levonorgestrel 100 microgram and ethinylestradiol 20 microgram film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 211154
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
0288778238

From
10 Dec 2018
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

MINULET tablet blister pack
AUST R: 47377
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
gestodene

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
18 Jan 2019
to
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

VALETTE ethinyloestradiol/dienogest tablet blister pack
AUST R: 122788
Active ingredients:
dienogest
ethinylestradiol

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

MICROGYNON 20 ED ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 63484
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

From
26 Feb 2019
to
01 May 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NORDETTE levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215575
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
22 Mar 2019
to
15 Aug 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

LOETTE ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 215494
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
02 Apr 2019
to
01 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

LAILA-35 ED cyproterone acetate 2 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms tablet blister pack
AUST R: 142435
Active ingredients:
cyproterone acetate
ethinylestradiol

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 84368300

Deletion from market:
10 May 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TRIPHASIL ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10419
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
15 Apr 2019
to
20 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TRIFEME ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 40133
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
15 Apr 2019
to
20 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing