simvastatin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN 10/80 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279123
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
14 Oct 2022
to
17 Oct 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-SIMVASTATIN simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 223451
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
19 Sep 2022
to
19 Sep 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ simvastatin 10mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 114797
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
20 Jul 2022
to
09 Sep 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ZIMSTAT simvastatin 5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95672
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
31 May 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternate generic products are available