Semaglutide - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
OZEMPIC 0.25/0.5 mg semaglutide (rys) 1.34 mg/mL solution for injection pre-filled pen
AUST R: 308324
Active ingredients:
Semaglutide

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800668626

From
15 Apr 2022
to
31 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
A TGA web statement is available at https://www.tga.gov.au/safety/shortages/medicine-shortage-alerts/ozempic-semaglutide-shortage. Unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. The following approval holders can be contacted for details on supply: Medsurge Pty Ltd - 1300 788 261 or email sales@medsurge.com.au and Pro Pharmaceuticals Group - 1300 077 674 or email info@propg.com.au

OZEMPIC 1 mg semaglutide (rys) 1.34 mg/mL solution for injection pre-filled pen
AUST R: 315107
Active ingredients:
Semaglutide

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800668626

From
15 Apr 2022
to
31 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
A TGA web statement is available at https://www.tga.gov.au/safety/shortages/medicine-shortage-alerts/ozempic-semaglutide-shortage. Unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. The following approval holders can be contacted for details on supply: Medsurge Pty Ltd - 1300 788 261 or email sales@medsurge.com.au and Pro Pharmaceuticals Group - 1300 077 674 or email info@propg.com.au