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
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

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
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ASMOL 2.5 UNI-DOSE salbutamol 2.5mg/2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation solution ampoule
AUST R: 54719
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
31 Dec 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

VENTOLIN ROTACAPS salbutamol (as sulfate) 200 microgram powder for inhalation strip pack
AUST R: 12530
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 033 109

Deletion from market:
31 Aug 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

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
01 Apr 2019
to
26 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand