irbesartan - 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
Irbesartan HCT GH 150/12.5 irbesartan 150 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190115
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
26 Jun 2018
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Irbesartan HCT GH 300/12.5 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190124
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
30 Apr 2018
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Irbesartan HCT GH 300/25 irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 190117
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
03 9809 7900

From
26 Jun 2018
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

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

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
22 Apr 2019
to
15 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

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

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
24 May 2019
to
21 Jul 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

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

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
23 Jul 2019
to
15 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN HCTZ 150/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259572
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
27 Apr 2020
to
24 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

AVSARTAN irbesartan 300 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 268772
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
25 Feb 2019
to
11 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

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

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
03 Mar 2020
to
15 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

AVSARTAN irbesartan 150 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 268774
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
25 Mar 2020
to
02 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ABISART 75 irbesartan 75 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 302142
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
18 Jun 2020
to
31 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

ABISART 300 irbesartan 300 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 302144
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
30 Mar 2020
to
31 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ABISART HCTZ 300/12.5 irbesartan 300 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 302148
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
30 Mar 2020
to
21 Jul 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ABISART HCTZ 300/25 irbesartan 300 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 302149
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
22 Jul 2020
to
31 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN irbesartan 300mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259885
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
26 Oct 2020
to
04 Dec 2020

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN irbesartan 150mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259884
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
01 Jun 2020
to
27 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN irbesartan 75mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259883
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
30 Mar 2020
to
03 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/25 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259612
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
27 Jul 2020
to
04 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

BLOOMS THE CHEMIST IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 259592
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
07 Sep 2020
to
10 Mar 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

APO-IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/25 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213305
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
13 Jul 2020
to
23 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

APO-IRBESARTAN HCTZ 150/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213302
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
30 Mar 2020
to
15 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

APO-IRBESARTAN HCTZ 300/12.5 irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213303
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
10 Aug 2020
to
15 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

APO-IRBESARTAN irbesartan 75mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213325
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
30 Mar 2020
to
16 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

AVSARTAN irbesartan 75mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 268780
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
06 Nov 2020
to
15 Jan 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

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

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
22 Oct 2020
to
04 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

IRBESARTAN SANDOZ irbesartan 75mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 167406
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
22 Oct 2020
to
04 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

IRBESARTAN SANDOZ irbesartan 150mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 167409
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
22 Oct 2020
to
04 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

IRBESARTAN SANDOZ irbesartan 300mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 167407
Active ingredients:
irbesartan

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
22 Oct 2020
to
04 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other