potassium chloride - 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
SPAN K potassium chloride 600mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 27978
Active ingredients:
potassium chloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 84368300

From
21 Jun 2018
to
01 Jul 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

CHLORVESCENT potassium 14 mmol effervescent tablet tube (reformulation)
AUST R: 71981
Active ingredients:
potassium bicarbonate
potassium carbonate
potassium chloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
84368300

From
29 Oct 2018
to
08 Mar 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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