Somatropin - 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
GENOTROPIN 12mg/mL somatropin (rbe) powder for injection with diluent (with preservative) in two compartment cartridge
AUST R: 96397
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
02 Jan 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK somatropin (rbe) 0.6mg/0.25mL powder for injection with diluent in prefilled syringe
AUST R: 76616
Active ingredients:
Somatropin

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
13 Jan 2019
to
15 Jan 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other