Dexamethasone sodium phosphate - 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 DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE INJECTION 8mg/2mL (as sodium) injection vial
AUST R: 178774
Active ingredients:
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate
Injection, solution Hospira Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 675 229

From
01 Feb 2017
to
05 Jun 2017

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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