ethinylestradiol - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ISABELLE TABLETS 3 mg/30 micrograms drospirenone/ethinylestradiol 3 mg/30 micrograms tablet blister pack
AUST R: 180561
Active ingredients:
drospirenone
ethinylestradiol

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
08 Feb 2024
to
04 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Bella ethinylestradiol/drospirenone 20 microgram/3 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 196255
Active ingredients:
drospirenone
ethinylestradiol

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
06 Apr 2024
to
03 Jul 2024

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

NORIMIN-1 28 day tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62136
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
23 Apr 2024
to
30 Nov 2024

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment. An alternative product in a different strength is available.

LENEST 20 ED levonorgestrel/ethinylestradiol 100 microgram/20 microgram tablet blister composite pack
AUST R: 219146
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

Deletion from market:
31 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

BREVINOR-1 28 DAY tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62134
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
19 Apr 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, sugar coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Other brands are available.