salbutamol sulfate - 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
APO-SALBUTAMOL salbutamol 2.5 mg / 2.5 mL (as sulfate) inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 142566
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
05 Oct 2018
to
20 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-SALBUTAMOL salbutamol 5 mg / 2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 142567
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
05 Oct 2018
to
28 Jan 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

VENTOLIN NEBULES salbutamol 5mg/2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation solution ampoule
AUST R: 12534
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 033 109

From
30 Nov 2018
to
07 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand