famotidine - 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
APO-FAMOTIDINE famotidine 40mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 91514
Active ingredients:
famotidine

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
03 Nov 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

AUSFAM 20 famotidine 20mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 93788
Active ingredients:
famotidine

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
01 Nov 2019
to
02 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-FAMOTIDINE famotidine 20mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 91513
Active ingredients:
famotidine

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
15 May 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

AUSFAM 40 famotidine 40mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 93789
Active ingredients:
famotidine

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
12 Oct 2020
to
18 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand