captopril - 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
CAPOTEN captopril 25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 19247
Active ingredients:
captopril

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
22 Apr 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

CAPOTEN captopril 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 19248
Active ingredients:
captopril

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
22 Apr 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

CAPTOPRIL SANDOZ captopril 25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 61416
Active ingredients:
captopril

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

Deletion from market:
30 Jul 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

CAPTOPRIL SANDOZ captopril 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 61420
Active ingredients:
captopril

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

Deletion from market:
30 Jul 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

ZEDACE Captopril 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 57371
Active ingredients:
captopril

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
22 Jul 2020
to
30 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

ZEDACE Captopril 25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 57370
Active ingredients:
captopril

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
06 Oct 2020
to
30 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand