drospirenone - 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
YAZ FLEX ethinylestradiol (as betadex clathrate) 20 micrograms / drospirenone 3 mg tablet dispenser pack
AUST R: 179878
Active ingredients:
drospirenone
ethinylestradiol

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
01 Jan 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

ANGELIQ 1/2 tablet blister pack
AUST R: 114816
Active ingredients:
drospirenone
estradiol hemihydrate

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800008757

From
24 Feb 2020
to
14 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other