levetiracetam - 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
KEVTAM 250 levetiracetam 250 mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 278843
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
21 Feb 2019
to
01 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-LEVETIRACETAM Levetiracetam 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 156313
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

Deletion from market:
10 Feb 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

APO-LEVETIRACETAM levetiracetam 250 mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 296940
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
25 Nov 2019
to
31 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-LEVETIRACETAM levetiracetam 500 mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 296941
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
13 Apr 2020
to
31 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

NOUMED LEVETIRACETAM levetiracetam 250 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 299310
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
AdiraMedica Pty Ltd

Phone:
0476000988

From
31 Mar 2020
to
17 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Related information:

NOUMED LEVETIRACETAM levetiracetam 500 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 299312
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
AdiraMedica Pty Ltd

Phone:
0476000988

From
31 Mar 2020
to
17 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Related information:

NOUMED LEVETIRACETAM levetiracetam 1000 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 299309
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
AdiraMedica Pty Ltd

Phone:
0476000988

From
31 Mar 2020
to
17 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Related information:

KEVTAM 500 levetiracetam 500 mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 278842
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
05 May 2020
to
01 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

KEVTAM 1000 levetiracetam 1000 mg film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 278841
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
24 Jul 2020
to
30 Jul 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

LEVETIRACETAM-GH levetiracetam 500 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 161295
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
0398097900

From
17 Aug 2020
to
30 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

LEVETIRACETAM-GH levetiracetam 250 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 161294
Active ingredients:
levetiracetam

Sponsor:
Lupin Australia Pty Limited

Phone:
0398097900

From
26 Aug 2020
to
30 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing