methylphenidate hydrochloride - 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
RITALIN 10 methylphenidate hydrochloride 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 11052
Active ingredients:
methylphenidate hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
98053555

From
16 Feb 2021
to
01 Mar 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

ARTIGE methylphenidate hydrochloride 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 117306
Active ingredients:
methylphenidate hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
98053555

From
16 Feb 2021
to
01 Mar 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other