famciclovir - 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
FAVIC 125 famciclovir 125 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 159602
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
22 Jan 2019
to
22 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

EZOVIR famciclovir 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 157787
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

Deletion from market:
21 Nov 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

FAVIC 250 famciclovir 250 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 159611
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
05 Jul 2019
to
22 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

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.

FAMCICLOVIR GENERICHEALTH famciclovir 250 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 177012
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61392362700

From
26 Jul 2019
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

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.

ELOVAX famciclovir 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162314
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Atnahs Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 899 005

Deletion from market:
08 Nov 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

ELOVAX famciclovir 250 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 162313
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Atnahs Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 899 005

Deletion from market:
08 Nov 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

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.

FAVIC 500 famciclovir 500 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 159619
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
25 Nov 2019
to
22 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

FAMVIR famciclovir 250mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 51389
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Atnahs Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0399185555

From
19 Jul 2020
to
21 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-FAMCICLOVIR famciclovir 250mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 160556
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
29 Jun 2020
to
02 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

FAMCICLOVIR GENERICHEALTH famciclovir 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 177014
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9236 2700

From
08 Jan 2020
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-FAMCICLOVIR famciclovir 125mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 160559
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Mar 2021
to
18 Mar 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other