dexamethasone - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
MAXIDEX dexamethasone 0.1% eye drops bottle
AUST R: 25354
Active ingredients:
dexamethasone

Dosage form:
Eye Drops, suspension

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800635202

From
18 Jan 2024
to
12 Feb 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

SOFRADEX EAR DROPS dexamethasone (as sodium metasulfobenzoate) framycetin sulfate gramicidin 8 mL bottle
AUST R: 13539
Active ingredients:
dexamethasone
framycetin sulfate
gramicidin

Dosage form:
Ear Drops

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

From
15 May 2023
to
20 Feb 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing