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
SLOW-K potassium chloride 600mg tablet (reformulation 2) jar
AUST R: 76769
Active ingredients:
potassium chloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800671203

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

Related information:

DURO-K potassium chloride 600mg tablet jar
AUST R: 79739
Active ingredients:
potassium chloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800671203

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

Related information:

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 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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 Feb 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand