trimethoprim - 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
DBL SULFAMETHOXAZOLE 400 mg AND TRIMETHOPRIM 80 mg CONCENTRATE INJECTION BP 5mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 16293
Active ingredients:
sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
11 Aug 2019
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.