metronidazole - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
METRONIDAZOLE KABI metronidazole 500mg/100mL solution for injection bottle
AUST R: 310261
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Fresenius Kabi Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0293915555

From
13 Feb 2024
to
26 Feb 2024

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Transport / Logistic issues / Storage capacity issues

Management action:
Sponsor working to expedite next shipment.Alternative generic products are available

METROGYL 400 metronidazole 400mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 17655
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800274276

From
25 Jan 2024
to
25 Jan 2024

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

Pfizer (Australia) METRONIDAZOLE 5mg/mL (0.5%) injection vial
AUST R: 12728
Active ingredients:
metronidazole

Dosage form:
Injection, solution

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800-675-229

Deletion from market:
01 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternative generic products are available.