fentanyl citrate - 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
NAROPIN 0.2% WITH FENTANYL 200 microgram/100mL ropivacaine hydrochloride 2mg/mL and fentanyl 2 microgram/mL (as citrate) 100mL injection bag
AUST R: 72874
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate
ropivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300659646

From
02 Apr 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

NAROPIN 0.2% WITH FENTANYL 400 microgram/200mL ropivacaine hydrochloride 2 mg/mL and fentanyl 2 microgram/mL (as citrate) 200mL injection bag
AUST R: 72873
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate
ropivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1399 659646

From
22 May 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

NAROPIN 0.2% WITH FENTANYL 400 microgram/100mL ropivacaine hydrochloride 2 mg/mL and fentanyl 4 microgram/mL (as citrate) 100ml injection bag
AUST R: 72876
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate
ropivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300659646

From
20 Jul 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

NAROPIN 0.2% WITH FENTANYL 800 microgram/200mL ropivacaine hydrochloride 2 mg/mL and fentanyl 4 microgram/mL (as citrate) 200mL injection bag
AUST R: 72875
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate
ropivacaine hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300659646

From
20 Jul 2020
to
30 Sep 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

B. BRAUN FENTANYL fentanyl (as citrate) 100 micrograms/2 mL solution for injection ampoule
AUST R: 227122
Active ingredients:
fentanyl citrate

Sponsor:
B Braun Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0407660243

From
25 Jan 2021
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand