famciclovir - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-FAMCICLOVIR famciclovir 125mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 160559
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
22 Mar 2021
to
19 Nov 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

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

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
29 Jun 2020
to
19 Nov 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

APO-FAMCICLOVIR famciclovir 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 172443
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
21 Dec 2020
to
19 Nov 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61392362700

From
26 Jul 2019
to
31 Dec 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Southern Cross Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9236 2700

From
08 Jan 2020
to
31 Dec 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
30 Apr 2021
to
01 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
25 Nov 2019
to
01 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Atnahs Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9918 5555

From
18 May 2021
to
23 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

FAMVIR famciclovir 500mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 67391
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Atnahs Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800899005

From
23 Mar 2021
to
23 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

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

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
22 Jan 2019
to
10 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

FAMCICLOVIR MYLAN famciclovir 250 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 157788
Active ingredients:
famciclovir

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
04 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
This product is being replaced by AUST R 343761 - EZOVIR famciclovir 250 mg tablet blister pack