calcium carbonate - 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
FOSAMAX PLUS D-CAL alendronic acid 70mg/colecalciferol 140 microgram tablet and 1250mg calcium carbonate tablet composite pack
AUST R: 161137
Active ingredients:
calcium carbonate
alendronate sodium
colecalciferol

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

Deletion from market:
16 Jul 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

DRONALEN PLUS D-CAL alendronic acid 70mg/colecalciferol 140 microgram tablet and 1250mg calcium carbonate tablet composite pack
AUST R: 161182
Active ingredients:
alendronate sodium
calcium carbonate
colecalciferol

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

Deletion from market:
26 Sep 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation