latanoprost - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-LATANOPROST latanoprost 50 microgram/mL eye drops bottle
AUST R: 291496
Active ingredients:
latanoprost

Dosage form:
Eye Drops, solution

Sponsor:
Arrotex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

From
28 Jun 2024
to
06 Sep 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Transport / Logistic issues / Storage capacity issues

Management action:
Sponsor is working to expedite the next shipment. Alternative brands are available.

LATANOPROST SANDOZ latanoprost 50 micrograms/mL eye drop solution bottle
AUST R: 290733
Active ingredients:
latanoprost

Dosage form:
Eye Drops, solution

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
01 Feb 2024
to
22 Jul 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

XALAMOL 50/5 latanoprost 50 microgram/mL + timolol (as maleate) 5 mg/mL eye drops bottle
AUST R: 217150
Active ingredients:
latanoprost
timolol maleate

Dosage form:
Eye Drops, solution

Sponsor:
Viatris Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
14 Nov 2023
to
16 Aug 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

XALAPROST latanoprost 50 microgram/mL eye drops bottle
AUST R: 217151
Active ingredients:
latanoprost

Dosage form:
Eye Drops, solution

Sponsor:
Viatris Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
22 Nov 2023
to
16 Aug 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

APO-Latanoprost/Timolol 0.05/5 Eye drops latanoprost 50 ug/mL and timolol (as maleate) 5 mg/mL bottle
AUST R: 304898
Active ingredients:
latanoprost
timolol maleate

Dosage form:
Eye Drops, solution

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
18 Jul 2023
to
31 May 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing