bupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate - 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
Pfizer (Australia) BUPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE 0.25% (50mg/20mL) injection BP vial
AUST R: 11314
Active ingredients:
bupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
01 Jun 2018
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

Pfizer (Australia) BUPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE 0.5% (100mg/20mL) injection BP vial
AUST R: 12725
Active ingredients:
bupivacaine hydrochloride monohydrate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
01 Jun 2018
to
20 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other