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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
NORMAL SALINE/PHENOL Diluent
AUST R: 32490
Active ingredients:
sodium chloride
Injection Stallergenes Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 824 166

From
01 Dec 2014
to
31 Aug 2020

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Perth) SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9% (90mg/10mL) injection BP ampoule
AUST R: 49278
Active ingredients:
sodium chloride
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
14 Jun 2017
to
19 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR INJECTION 0.9% w/v sodium chloride for injection 10 mL ampoule
AUST R: 199989
Active ingredients:
sodium chloride
Injection, solution Interpharma Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 2 9976 6876

From
01 Jun 2017
to
31 Oct 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

DRAXIMAGE MAA kit for the preparation of Technetium Tc 99m Albumin Aggregated Injection
AUST R: 261212
Active ingredients:
aggregated albumin
Albumin
sodium chloride
Stannous chloride dihydrate
Powder Global Medical Solutions Australia Pty Limited T/A Radpharm Scientific
Phone: 0295038100

From
05 Dec 2017
to
31 May 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Commercial Changes

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Approved Under Section 19A Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989