paracetamol - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-TRAMADOL/PARACETAMOL 37.5/325 tramadol hydrochloride/paracetamol 37.5 mg/325 mg film-coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 280699
Active ingredients:
paracetamol
tramadol hydrochloride

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
26 Mar 2021
to
04 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

CODALGIN FORTE tablet blister pack
AUST R: 226337
Active ingredients:
codeine phosphate hemihydrate
paracetamol

Dosage form:
Tablet, uncoated

Sponsor:
Mylan Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

From
14 Oct 2020
to
16 Apr 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

APO-PARACETAMOL/CODEINE 500/30 paracetamol / codeine phosphate hemihydrate 500mg / 30mg tablets blister pack
AUST R: 220980
Active ingredients:
codeine phosphate hemihydrate
paracetamol

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Generic Partners Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800941148

Deletion from market:
08 Sep 2020

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

PANADOL SUPPOSITORIES paracetamol 500 mg strip pack
AUST R: 15488
Active ingredients:
paracetamol

Dosage form:
Suppository, moulded

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 028 533

Deletion from market:
01 Jul 2021

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternative product is available: Panadol Suppositories paracetamol 500 mg blister pack - AUST R 332712