diclofenac sodium - 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
CLONAC diclofenac sodium 50 mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 272874
Active ingredients:
diclofenac sodium

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
01 Jul 2020
to
07 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

VOLTAREN OPHTHA diclofenac sodium 1mg/mL eye drops bottle
AUST R: 96654
Active ingredients:
diclofenac sodium

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 671 203

From
21 Sep 2020
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-DICLOFENAC diclofenac sodium 25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 160729
Active ingredients:
diclofenac sodium

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
01 Feb 2021
to
15 Mar 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other