water for injections - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
TARGOCID teicoplanin 400mg powder for injection vial with diluent ampoule
AUST R: 47886
Active ingredients:
water for injections
teicoplanin

Dosage form:
Diluent, not applicable

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

From
10 Oct 2023
to
18 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Emergency Supply Only

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

Bridgewest WATER FOR INJECTION BP 20 mL injection solution ampoule
AUST R: 49288
Active ingredients:
water for injections

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Bridgewest Perth Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 161 156

From
30 Aug 2023
to
20 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Bridgewest WATER FOR INJECTION BP 5 mL injection solution ampoule
AUST R: 49286
Active ingredients:
water for injections

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Bridgewest Perth Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
0893620666

From
26 Apr 2023
to
03 Oct 2023

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

PROQUAD measles mumps rubella varicella live virus vaccine injection vial with prefilled diluent syringe
AUST R: 126157
Active ingredients:
water for injections
live varicella vaccine
Measles virus
Mumps virus
Rubella virus

Dosage form:
Injection, diluent for

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800642865

From
30 Jun 2023
to
01 Jul 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternative products are available