aspirin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ASPALGIN aspirin 300 mg codeine phosphate hemihydrate 8 mg dispersible tablet blister pack
AUST R: 13431
Active ingredients:
aspirin
codeine phosphate hemihydrate

Dosage form:
Tablet, dispersible

Sponsor:
Viatris Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
01 Apr 2022
to
09 Aug 2022

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

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

COPLAVIX 75 mg/100 mg clopidogrel (as hydrogen sulfate)/aspirin tablet blister pack
AUST R: 150443
Active ingredients:
aspirin
clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2022

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability