zoledronic acid monohydrate - 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 Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
DBL ZOLEDRONIC ACID IV INFUSION zoledronic acid solution for infusion 4 mg/100 mL bag
AUST R: 188261
Active ingredients:
zoledronic acid monohydrate
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1 800 675 229

From
26 Jun 2017
to
27 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

DBL ZOLEDRONIC ACID CONCENTRATED INJECTION 4 mg/5 mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 182071
Active ingredients:
zoledronic acid monohydrate
Injection, concentrated Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
07 Sep 2017
to
30 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-Zoledronic Acid 4mg/5mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 190337
Active ingredients:
zoledronic acid monohydrate
Injection, concentrated Apotex Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 8202 8333

From
14 Mar 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Manufacturing