olmesartan medoxomil - 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
SEVIKAR 40/5 olmesartan medoxomil / amlodipine (as besilate) 40/5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 157563
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
12 Oct 2020
to
04 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN/ AMLODIPINE - MYL 40/5 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg and amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273619
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
14 Sep 2020
to
04 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN/ AMLODIPINE - MYL 40/10 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg and amlodipine (as besilate) 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273620
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 818 553

From
04 Nov 2019
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMETEC olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 102138
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
14 Feb 2020
to
01 Feb 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN - MYL olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273572
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 818 553

From
02 Dec 2019
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMEKAR 20/5 olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg / amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 290077
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

From
29 Nov 2019
to
25 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMEKAR 40/10 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg / amlodipine (as besilate) 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 290078
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

From
29 Nov 2019
to
25 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMEKAR 40/5 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg / amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 290090
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

From
14 Jan 2020
to
25 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMETEC olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 102139
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
11 Feb 2020
to
02 Nov 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN HCT - MYL 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273577
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
12 Feb 2020
to
12 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SEVIKAR 40/10 olmesartan medoxomil / amlodipine (as besilate) 40/10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 157562
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
09 Mar 2020
to
26 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SEVIKAR HCT 40/10/12.5 Olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg, amlodipine (as besilate) 10 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 199005
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
09 Mar 2020
to
01 Feb 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SEVIKAR HCT 40/10/25 Olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg, amlodipine (as besilate) 10 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 199000
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
09 Mar 2020
to
12 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN/ AMLODIPINE - MYL 20/5 olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg and amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273618
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
28 Sep 2020
to
15 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz 40/25 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 221130
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
28 Feb 2020
to
14 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221118
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
04 May 2020
to
14 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

SEVIKAR HCT 40/5/12.5 Olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg, amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 199006
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
20 Apr 2020
to
01 Feb 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SEVIKAR HCT 40/5/25 Olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg, amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 199007
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
01 Jun 2020
to
23 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN HCT - MYL 40/25 olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273578
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
04 May 2020
to
16 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMESARTAN - MYL olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273571
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
14 Sep 2020
to
01 Feb 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMETEC PLUS olmesartan medoxomil / hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 115737
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
04 May 2020
to
02 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

OLMETEC PLUS olmesartan medoxomil / hydrochlorothiazide 40/25mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 115661
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
04 May 2020
to
04 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/10/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/10/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312004
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
22 Jun 2020
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/10/25 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/10/25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 311999
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Jun 2020
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/5/25 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/5/25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312007
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
06 Jul 2020
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE 20/5 APOTEX olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg / amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 290089
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

From
28 May 2020
to
25 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE 40/5 APOTEX olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg / amlodipine (as besilate) 5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 290094
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

From
28 May 2020
to
25 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE 40/10 APOTEX olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg / amlodipine (as besilate) 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 290088
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

From
28 May 2020
to
25 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

SEVIKAR 20/5 olmesartan medoxomil / amlodipine (as besilate) 20/5 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 157565
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
25 Jun 2020
to
11 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 20/5/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 20/5/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312002
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
20 Jul 2020
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Olmertan olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221051
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
23 Jun 2020
to
06 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for olmesartan tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices#notices

Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 221124
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
07 Jul 2020
to
14 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Related information:

APO-OLMESARTAN olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221052
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
27 Jul 2020
to
12 Oct 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMESARTAN HCT - MYL 20/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 273576
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818553

From
12 Aug 2020
to
15 Jan 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-OLMESARTAN olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221063
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
21 Sep 2020
to
21 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-OLMESARTAN/AMLODIPINE/HCTZ 40/5/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide 40/5/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 312010
Active ingredients:
amlodipine besilate
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
07 Sep 2020
to
28 Sep 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ 20/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 20/12.5 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221116
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
05 Oct 2020
to
28 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

Olmertan olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221050
Active ingredients:
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
18 Aug 2020
to
06 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
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. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for olmesartan tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices#notices

Olmertan Combi 40/25 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/25 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221131
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
30 Oct 2020
to
18 Dec 2020

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

OLMERTAN COMBI 40/12.5 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/12.5 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 221128
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Arrow Pharma Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
30 Oct 2020
to
18 Dec 2020

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ 40/25 olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide 40/25 mg film coated tablets blister pack
AUST R: 221121
Active ingredients:
hydrochlorothiazide
olmesartan medoxomil

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
07 Dec 2020
to
21 Dec 2020

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other