Aciclovir - medicine shortage information

« Back to search

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

Pfizer (Perth) ACICLOVIR INTRAVENOUS INFUSION aciclovir 250mg/10mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 66116
Active ingredients:
Aciclovir
Injection, solution Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
15 Nov 2016
to
29 Mar 2017

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing

Related information:

DBL Aciclovir 500mg/20mL Intravenous infusion injection vial
AUST R: 56810
Active ingredients:
Aciclovir
Injection, solution Hospira Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9850 3333

From
15 Nov 2016
to
01 Oct 2017

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Manufacturing