aspirin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
DIASP SR Dipyridamole/Aspirin 200 mg/25 mg modified release capsules bottle
AUST R: 210808
Active ingredients:
aspirin
dipyridamole

Dosage form:
Capsule, modified release

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
27 Aug 2020
to
01 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

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:
Mylan Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
11 May 2021
to
03 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

DUOCOVER 75 mg/100 mg clopidogrel (as hydrogen sulfate)/aspirin tablet blister pack
AUST R: 151075
Active ingredients:
aspirin
clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

From
03 May 2021
to
04 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

PIAX PLUS ASPIRIN 75/100 clopidogrel (as hydrogen sulfate) and aspirin 75 mg/100 mg uncoated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 219059
Active ingredients:
aspirin
clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Medis Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61292511088

From
17 Dec 2020
to
28 Feb 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO - CLOPIDOGREL / ASPIRIN 75/100 clopidogrel (as hydrogen sulfate)/aspirin 75mg/100mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190326
Active ingredients:
aspirin
clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
07 Jul 2020

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability