ethinylestradiol - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
MINULET tablet blister pack
AUST R: 296803
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
gestodene

Dosage form:
Tablet, sugar coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
24 Nov 2022
to
03 Feb 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

MADELINE desogestrel 150 microgram and ethinylestradiol 30 microgram tablet blister pack
AUST R: 202833
Active ingredients:
desogestrel
ethinylestradiol

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
18 Nov 2022
to
24 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

LENEST 20 ED levonorgestrel/ethinylestradiol 100 microgram/20 microgram tablet blister composite pack
AUST R: 219146
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
06 Jul 2022
to
19 Oct 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

LOETTE ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel tablet blister pack
AUST R: 296338
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
06 Oct 2022
to
10 Nov 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NORIMIN 28 day tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62133
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
16 Sep 2022
to
16 Sep 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

BREVINOR 28 DAY tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62132
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
15 Jul 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

BREVINOR-1 28 DAY tablet blister pack
AUST R: 62134
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
norethisterone

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 May 2023

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternative brand is available

NORDETTE levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol tablet blister pack
AUST R: 296400
Active ingredients:
ethinylestradiol
levonorgestrel

Dosage form:
Tablet, sugar coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
14 Mar 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability