epirubicin 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
EPIRUBICIN ACCORD epirubicin hydrochloride 200mg/100mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 227997
Active ingredients:
epirubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 222 673

From
01 Sep 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TGA Management Actions:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.

EPIRUBICIN AN epirubicin hydrochloride 200 mg/100 mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 146599
Active ingredients:
epirubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Medis Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
8051 3838

From
01 Sep 2020
to
01 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

EPIRUBICIN AN epirubicin hydrochloride 100 mg/50 mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 146598
Active ingredients:
epirubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Medis Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
8051 3838

From
01 Sep 2020
to
01 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

EPIRUBICIN AN epirubicin hydrochloride 50 mg/25 mL concentrated injection vial
AUST R: 146597
Active ingredients:
epirubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Medis Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
8051 3838

From
01 Oct 2020
to
01 Oct 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TGA Management Actions:
Publish notfication 2 weeks prior to anticipated shortage date

PHARMORUBICIN RD (RAPID DISSOLUTION) epirubicin hydrochloride 50mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 40220
Active ingredients:
epirubicin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800675229

From
15 Oct 2021
to
31 Dec 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing