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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
APO-SALBUTAMOL INHALER salbutamol 100 microgram (as sulfate) metered dose inhalation aerosol can
AUST R: 67069
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, pressurised iNova Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8203

Deletion from market:
30 Apr 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

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BUTAMOL 2.5 salbutamol 2.5mg/2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 158051
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, conventional Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300659646

Deletion from market:
05 Oct 2017

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

BUTAMOL 5 salbutamol 5mg/2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 158052
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, conventional Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8436 8300

Deletion from market:
01 Aug 2017

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

APO-SALBUTAMOL salbutamol 2.5 mg / 2.5 mL (as sulfate) inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 142566
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, conventional Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
05 Oct 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-SALBUTAMOL salbutamol 5 mg / 2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 142567
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, conventional Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8877 8333

From
05 Oct 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

VENTOLIN NEBULES salbutamol 5mg/2.5mL (as sulfate) inhalation solution ampoule
AUST R: 12534
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 033 109

From
30 Nov 2018
to
07 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SALBUTAMOL AN salbutamol (as sulfate) 5mg/2.5mL inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 135469
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, conventional Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300729661

From
15 Nov 2018
to
28 Jun 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SALBUTAMOL AN salbutamol (as sulfate) 2.5mg/2.5mL inhalation ampoules
AUST R: 135467
Active ingredients:
salbutamol sulfate
Inhalation, conventional Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300729661

From
15 Nov 2018
to
28 Jun 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand