aciclovir - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ACICLOVIR ACCORD aciclovir 250 mg/10 mL injection vial
AUST R: 313546
Active ingredients:
aciclovir

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 222 673

From
15 May 2024
to
01 Aug 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in demand due to other sponsors unable to supply

Management action:
The sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment. An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Pro Pharmaceuticals Group Pty Ltd, can be contacted for details on supply on 1300 077 674.

DBL Aciclovir 250mg/10mL Intravenous infusion injection vial
AUST R: 56809
Active ingredients:
aciclovir

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
22 Aug 2023
to
10 Jan 2025

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
The sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment. An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Pro Pharmaceuticals Group Pty Ltd, can be contacted for details on supply on 1300 077 674.

DBL Aciclovir 500mg/20mL Intravenous infusion injection vial
AUST R: 56810
Active ingredients:
aciclovir

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
28 Jul 2023
to
31 Jul 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
The sponsor is closely controlling the supply. Alternative generic products are available.