Aciclovir - 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
ZOVIRAX Aciclovir 400mg Dispersible tablet blister pack
AUST R: 51428
Active ingredients:
Aciclovir
Tablet, dispersible GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 033 109

Deletion from market:
30 Dec 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZOVIRAX aciclovir 800mg dispersible tablet blister pack
AUST R: 51429
Active ingredients:
Aciclovir
Tablet, dispersible GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 033 109

Deletion from market:
30 Dec 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

ZOVIRAX Aciclovir 200mg Dispersible tablet blister pack
AUST R: 51385
Active ingredients:
Aciclovir
Tablet, dispersible GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 033 109

Deletion from market:
16 Mar 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation