nifedipine - 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
ADALAT OROS nifedipine 20mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 60101
Active ingredients:
nifedipine

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
13 Aug 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADALAT OROS 60 nifedipine 60mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 76040
Active ingredients:
nifedipine

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800 008 757

Deletion from market:
13 Aug 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

ADEFIN 10 nifedipine 10mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 92999
Active ingredients:
nifedipine

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
07 Nov 2019

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

ADDOS XR 60 nifedipine 60mg controlled release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 98806
Active ingredients:
nifedipine

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
09 Oct 2019
to
31 Jul 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-NIFEDIPINE XR nifedipine 60mg controlled release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 152208
Active ingredients:
nifedipine

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
09 Oct 2019
to
31 Jul 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ADALAT OROS 30 nifedipine 30mg modified release tablet blister pack
AUST R: 76041
Active ingredients:
nifedipine

Sponsor:
Bayer Australia Ltd

Phone:
1800008757

Deletion from market:
01 Jun 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing