benzathine benzylpenicillin tetrahydrate - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
BICILLIN L-A benzathine benzylpenicillin tetrahydrate 1,200,000 Units / 2.3 mL suspension for injection pre-filled syringe with needle
AUST R: 147169
Active ingredients:
benzathine benzylpenicillin tetrahydrate

Dosage form:
Injection, suspension

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
01 Nov 2023
to
28 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder ORSPEC Pharma Pty Ltd can be contacted on 02 4339 4239 for details on supply.

Pfizer are closely controlling supply and pharmacies can contact 1800 629 921 for ordering enquiries.

A TGA web alert is available at: https://www.tga.gov.au/safety/shortages/information-about-major-medicine-shortages/about-shortage-bicillin-l-benzathine-benzylpenicillin-tetrahydrate-prefilled-syringe-injection

BICILLIN L-A-benzathine benzylpenicillin tetrahydrate 600,000 units/1.17 mL suspension for injection syringe with needle
AUST R: 293456
Active ingredients:
benzathine benzylpenicillin tetrahydrate

Dosage form:
Injection, suspension

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
26 Jul 2023
to
15 Nov 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
An unregistered, alternative strength product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder ORSPEC Pharma Pty Ltd can be contacted on 02 4339 4239 for details on supply.

A TGA web alert is available at: https://www.tga.gov.au/safety/shortages/information-about-major-medicine-shortages/about-shortage-bicillin-l-benzathine-benzylpenicillin-tetrahydrate-prefilled-syringe-injection