metformin hydrochloride - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
DIAFORMIN XR 1000 metformin hydrochloride 1000mg extended release tablet blister pack.
AUST R: 208441
Active ingredients:
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, modified release

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
19 Dec 2022
to
03 Feb 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Emergency Supply Only

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

DIAFORMIN XR metformin hydrochloride 500mg extended release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 120868
Active ingredients:
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, modified release

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
16 Apr 2020
to
30 Jun 2023

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-METFORMIN XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 281211
Active ingredients:
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, modified release

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
17 Jun 2022
to
24 Jun 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST METFORMIN XR 500 metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 278176
Active ingredients:
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, modified release

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

Deletion from market:
21 Oct 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic brands are available

SEGLUROMET 2.5/1000 ertugliflozin/metformin hydrochloride 2.5 mg/1000 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 287635
Active ingredients:
ertugliflozin pyroglutamic acid
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61289888000

Deletion from market:
31 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

SEGLUROMET 2.5/500 ertugliflozin/metformin hydrochloride 2.5 mg/500 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 287636
Active ingredients:
ertugliflozin pyroglutamic acid
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61289888000

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

SEGLUROMET 7.5/1000 ertugliflozin/metformin hydrochloride 7.5 mg/1000 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 287627
Active ingredients:
ertugliflozin pyroglutamic acid
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61289888000

Deletion from market:
31 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

SEGLUROMET 7.5/500 ertugliflozin/metformin hydrochloride 7.5 mg/500 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 287633
Active ingredients:
ertugliflozin pyroglutamic acid
metformin hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61289888000

Deletion from market:
01 Jul 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability