ciprofloxacin 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
CIPROXIN 500 ciprofloxacin 500 mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 35361
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
29 May 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

CIPROFLOXACIN SANDOZ ciprofloxacin (as hydrochloride) 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 81461
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
06 Feb 2021
to
01 Mar 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

CILOXAN ciprofloxacin 3mg/mL (as hydrochloride) ear drops bottle
AUST R: 121897
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 671 203

From
12 Apr 2021
to
16 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-CIPROFLOXACIN ciprofloxacin 250mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 135650
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
27 Jun 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TGA Management Actions:
Other generic by same sponsor available - APX-CIPROFLOXACIN ciprofloxacin 250 mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack - ARTG 333619

CIPROL 500 ciprofloxacin 500mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 82477
Active ingredients:
ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
23 Apr 2021
to
14 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other