pemetrexed disodium - 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
PEMETREXED ACCORD pemetrexed (as disodium) 1000 mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 222419
Active ingredients:
pemetrexed disodium

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 222 673

From
01 Jun 2019
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other

Pemetrexed SUN pemetrexed (as disodium) 500mg/vial powder for injection vial
AUST R: 233816
Active ingredients:
pemetrexed disodium

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
05 Mar 2020
to
19 Aug 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

PEMETREXED ACCORD pemetrexed (as disodium) 500 mg powder for injection vial
AUST R: 222415
Active ingredients:
pemetrexed disodium

Sponsor:
Accord Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 222 673

From
27 Jul 2020
to
31 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Other