ciprofloxacin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
CIPROFLOXACIN GH ciprofloxacin 500 mg (as hydrochloride monohydrate) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 127781
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
0398097900

From
13 Dec 2019
to
31 Mar 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

CIPROXIN HC EAR DROPS 0.2% ciprofloxacin (as hydrochloride) and 1% hydrocortisone ear drops bottle
AUST R: 136662
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin
hydrocortisone

Dosage form:
Ear Drops, suspension

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 671 203

From
12 Mar 2021
to
04 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Transport / Logistic issues / Storage capacity issues

CIPROFLOXACIN ALPHAPHARM ciprofloxacin 200mg/100mL injection for intravenous infusion
AUST R: 154611
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin

Dosage form:
Injection, intravenous infusion

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
29 Sep 2020

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other