clarithromycin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ Hp7 amoxicillin 500 mg capsule, clarithromycin 500 mg tablet, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet Composite Pack
AUST R: 321044
Active ingredients:
amoxicillin trihydrate
esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate
clarithromycin

Dosage form:
Capsule, hard

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
19 Oct 2020
to
30 Jul 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

CLARITHRO 250 clarithromycin 250mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 117197
Active ingredients:
clarithromycin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
23 Jun 2020
to
11 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

NEXIUM Hp7 esomeprazole tablet, amoxicillin capsule, clarithromycin tablet composite pack
AUST R: 281690
Active ingredients:
amoxicillin trihydrate
esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate
clarithromycin

Dosage form:
Capsule

Sponsor:
AstraZeneca Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 805 342

From
04 Mar 2021
to
19 Mar 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand