methylprednisolone sodium succinate - 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
SOLU-MEDROL methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate) 500mg powder for injection vial with diluent vial
AUST R: 12344
Active ingredients:
methylprednisolone sodium succinate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 Aug 2015

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

Related information:

SOLU-MEDROL methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate) 1g powder for injection vial with diluent vial
AUST R: 12340
Active ingredients:
methylprednisolone sodium succinate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 Aug 2015

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

Related information:

SOLU-MEDROL ACT-O-VIAL methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate) 40mg powder for injection and diluent in one vial
AUST R: 171991
Active ingredients:
methylprednisolone sodium succinate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
10 Jul 2018
to
12 Aug 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

SOLU-MEDROL methylprednisolone 500mg (as sodium succinate) powder for injection vial
AUST R: 50691
Active ingredients:
methylprednisolone sodium succinate
Injection, powder for Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800675229

From
30 Oct 2018
to
15 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Manufacturing