alprostadil - 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
CAVERJECT IMPULSE alprostadil 20microgram powder for injection with 0.5mL diluent dual chamber cartridge in single use syringe device
AUST R: 90197
Active ingredients:
alprostadil

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
19 Aug 2019
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

CAVERJECT IMPULSE alprostadil 10microgram powder for injection with 0.5mL diluent dual chamber cartridge in single use syringe device
AUST R: 90196
Active ingredients:
alprostadil

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
20 Sep 2019
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

PROSTIN VR alprostadil 500 microgram/1mL injection ampoule
AUST R: 47641
Active ingredients:
alprostadil

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
07 Aug 2020
to
31 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing