hydrochlorothiazide - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ACCURETIC 10/12.5 tablet blister pack
AUST R: 81930
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
quinapril hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
01 Mar 2022
to
30 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

ACCURETIC 20/12.5 tablet blister pack
AUST R: 81931
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
quinapril hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
01 Mar 2022
to
30 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 20/5/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 20/5/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312002
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
13 Jul 2023
to
21 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/10/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/10/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312004
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
25 May 2023
to
21 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/10/25 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/10/25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 311999
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
20 Jan 2023
to
21 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/5/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/5/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312010
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
31 Jul 2023
to
21 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/5/25 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/5/25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312007
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
31 Jul 2023
to
21 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

AVSARTAN HCT 150/12.5 irbesartan 150 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 272655
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
21 Apr 2023
to
15 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative brands are available

AVSARTAN HCT 300/12.5 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 272659
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
14 Jul 2023
to
09 Feb 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative brands are available.

ENALAPRIL/HCT SANDOZ 20mg/6mg enalapril maleate 20mg and hydrochlorothiazide 6mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 126490
Active ingredients:
enalapril maleate
hydrochlorothiazide

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
23 Mar 2021
to
19 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic product is available

IRBESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 150/12.5 irbesartan 150mg / hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 174729
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
25 Aug 2023
to
17 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

OLAMLO HCT 40/10/25 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/10/25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312008
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
0418348894

From
18 Jul 2023
to
27 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

OLAMLO HCT 40/5/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/5/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312003
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61418348894

From
01 Sep 2023
to
27 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

PHARMACOR OLMESARTAN HCTZ 20/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide 20/12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 286104
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Pharmacor Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300138805

From
30 Jan 2024
to
28 Feb 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.
The sponsor is working to expedite next
shipment

PHARMACOR OLMESARTAN HCTZ 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 286109
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Pharmacor Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300138805

From
01 Jul 2023
to
15 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic brands are available.

TELMISARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 80mg/25mg telmisartan 80mg / hydrochlorothiazide 25mg blister pack
AUST R: 201358
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
09 Dec 2022
to
03 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.
The sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment.

TEVETEN PLUS 600/12.5 eprosartan 600mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 143172
Active ingredients:
eprosartan mesilate
hydrochlorothiazide

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Viatris Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
01 Dec 2023
to
05 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN/HCT NOVARTIS 5/160/25 amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablet blister pack
AUST R: 158163
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
valsartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800635202

From
15 Mar 2024
to
18 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ABISART HCTZ 150/12.5 irbesartan 150 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 302147
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
15 Jan 2024
to
16 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

AVSARTAN HCT 300/25 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 272662
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
25 Aug 2023
to
18 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

CANDESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 32/12.5mg candesartan cilexetil/hydrochlorothiazide 32mg/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 195279
Active ingredients:
candesartan cilexetil
hydrochlorothiazide

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
15 Dec 2023
to
19 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

IRBESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 300/12.5 irbesartan 300mg / hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 174724
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
21 Dec 2023
to
30 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

IRBESARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 300/25 irbesartan 300mg / hydrochlorothiazide 25mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 174731
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
22 Dec 2023
to
30 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TELMISARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 40mg/12.5mg telmisartan 40mg / hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg blister pack
AUST R: 201356
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
17 Mar 2023
to
06 Feb 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TELMISARTAN/HCT SANDOZ 80mg/12.5mg telmisartan 80mg / hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg blister pack
AUST R: 201359
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
17 Feb 2023
to
19 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

OLMESARTAN HCT - MYL 20/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273576
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
ORGANON PHARMA PTY LTD

Phone:
1800023135

Deletion from market:
01 Mar 2024

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

OLMESARTAN HCT - MYL 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273577
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
ORGANON PHARMA PTY LTD

Phone:
1800023135

Deletion from market:
31 May 2024

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

OLMESARTAN HCT - MYL 40/25 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273578
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
ORGANON PHARMA PTY LTD

Phone:
1800023135

Deletion from market:
30 Apr 2024

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

TELMISARTAN HCT GH 80/25mg telmisartan 80mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 208076
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
telmisartan

Dosage form:
Tablet, multilayer

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9809 7900

Deletion from market:
09 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability