piperacillin sodium - 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
PIPERTAZ SANDOZ 4 g/ 0.5 g piperacillin (as sodium) 4g and tazobactam (as sodium) 0.5 g powder for injection bottle
AUST R: 140840
Active ingredients:
piperacillin sodium
tazobactam sodium

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
01 Jan 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Reason:
Manufacturing

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Approved Under Section 19A Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989

TAZOPIP 4 g/0.5 g piperacillin (as sodium) 4 g and tazobactam (as sodium) 0.5 g powder for injection vial
AUST R: 144970
Active ingredients:
piperacillin sodium
tazobactam sodium

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
13 Dec 2018
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

TGA Management Actions:
14/01/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.