temozolomide - 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
TEMODAL temozolomide 5mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164210
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

Deletion from market:
30 Sep 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

TEMODAL temozolomide 20mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164211
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

Deletion from market:
30 Sep 2018

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Reason:
Discontinuation

TEMODAL temozolomide 250mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164216
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
21 Jan 2019
to
28 Feb 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

TEMIZOLE 20 temozolomide 20 mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 172968
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8436 8300

From
13 Mar 2019
to
30 Apr 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
15/03/2019 Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment.

TEMIZOLE 140 temozolomide 140 mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 172972
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8436 8300

From
07 Feb 2019
to
03 May 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TEMIZOLE 250 temozolomide 250 mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 172975
Active ingredients:
temozolomide

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8436 8300

From
29 Mar 2019
to
03 May 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
11/02/19 Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment.