nitrofurantoin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-NITROFURANTOIN nitrofurantoin 50 mg capsule bottle pack
AUST R: 299383
Active ingredients:
nitrofurantoin

Dosage form:
Capsule, hard

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
15 Oct 2021
to
10 Dec 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

APO-NITROFURANTOIN nitrofurantoin capsule 100 mg capsule bottle pack
AUST R: 299385
Active ingredients:
nitrofurantoin

Dosage form:
Capsule, hard

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
27 Aug 2021
to
03 Dec 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Medsurge Healthcare Pty Ltd can be contacted on 1300 788 261 for details on supply.

MACRODANTIN nitrofurantoin 100mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 60065
Active ingredients:
nitrofurantoin

Dosage form:
Capsule, hard

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 Jul 2022

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

MACRODANTIN nitrofurantoin 50mg capsule bottle
AUST R: 60064
Active ingredients:
nitrofurantoin

Dosage form:
Capsule, hard

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

Deletion from market:
01 Jul 2022

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient.