azithromycin - 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
AZITHROMYCIN ALPHAPHARM Azithromycin (as monohydrate) 500mg Powder for Injection Vial
AUST R: 191947
Active ingredients:
azithromycin

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 27 4276

From
11 Jan 2019
to
31 Aug 2019

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

AZITH azithromycin 500mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 146755
Active ingredients:
azithromycin

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
28 Apr 2021
to
31 Jan 2022

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing