finasteride - 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
FINASTERIDE GH 1 1 mg finasteride 1 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 189651
Active ingredients:
finasteride

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
0398097900

From
31 Jul 2020
to
04 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

FINIDE finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 161631
Active ingredients:
finasteride

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
09 Dec 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other