methotrexate - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
ARX-METHOTREXATE 10 methotrexate 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 365590
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Cipla Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0396964413

From
24 Oct 2024
to
20 Dec 2024

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.

DBL METHOTREXATE 5mg/2mL injection vial
AUST R: 16313
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

From
29 May 2024
to
03 Jul 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Australia) METHOTREXATE 50mg/2mL injection BP
AUST R: 10777
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

Deletion from market:
01 Dec 2024

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Other generic by same sponsor available -
DBL METHOTREXATE 50mg/2mL injection BP vial (ARTG 16314)

METHOTREXATE ACCORD methotrexate 1000mg/10mL injection vial
AUST R: 213737
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 222 673

From
23 Apr 2024
to
19 Jun 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

METHOBLASTIN methotrexate 10mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 15417
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

Deletion from market:
01 Nov 2024

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Product will be replaced by METHOBLASTIN methotrexate (as sodium) 10 mg tablet blister pack ARTG 410933.

Pfizer (Australia) METHOTREXATE 1000mg/10mL injection BP vial
AUST R: 10778
Active ingredients:
methotrexate

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

Deletion from market:
01 Dec 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability