allopurinol - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ALLOPURINOL SANDOZ allopurinol 100 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 65905
Active ingredients:
allopurinol

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
26 Feb 2021
to
13 Aug 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ALLOPURINOL SANDOZ allopurinol 300 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 65906
Active ingredients:
allopurinol

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726360

From
12 Mar 2021
to
13 Aug 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

PROGOUT 300 Allopurinol 300mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 17708
Active ingredients:
allopurinol

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
14 Sep 2021
to
08 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ALLOPURINOL-ARX allopurinol 100mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 286086
Active ingredients:
allopurinol

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

Deletion from market:
19 Nov 2021

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability