sodium chloride - 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
NORMAL SALINE/PHENOL Diluent
AUST R: 32490
Active ingredients:
sodium chloride

Sponsor:
Stallergenes Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 824 166

From
01 Dec 2014
to
31 Aug 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Manufacturing

SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR INJECTION 0.9% w/v sodium chloride for injection 10 mL ampoule
AUST R: 199989
Active ingredients:
sodium chloride

Sponsor:
Interpharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61 2 9976 6876

From
01 Jun 2017
to
31 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

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

Sponsor:
Global Medical Solutions Australia Pty Limited T/A Radpharm Scientific

Phone:
0295038100

From
05 Dec 2017
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Commercial Changes

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