calcium folinate - 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
DBL LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM folinic acid 15 mg (as calcium folinate) tablet
AUST R: 16364
Active ingredients:
calcium folinate

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
29 Sep 2020
to
30 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Supply details:
Supply Of Substitute Medicine Through Special Access Scheme Exemption Of The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989

TGA Management Actions:
· Alternative unapproved products available under the Special Access Scheme. For further information about the SAS scheme please see https://www.tga.gov.au/form/special-access-scheme