bupivacaine hydrochloride - 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
MARCAIN 0.125% EPIDURAL INFUSION bupivacaine hydrochloride (as monohydrate) 250mg/200mL injection bag
AUST R: 48374
Active ingredients:
bupivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300659646

From
02 Apr 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

MARCAIN 0.25% EPIDURAL INFUSION bupivacaine hydrochloride (as monohydrate) 250mg/100mL injection bag
AUST R: 11953
Active ingredients:
bupivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300659646

From
06 Aug 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

BUPIVACAINE-BAXTER bupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate 100 mg/20 mL solution for injection vial
AUST R: 223238
Active ingredients:
bupivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 302 409

Deletion from market:
31 Aug 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other