phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium - 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
CILICAINE VK phenoxymethylpenicillin (as potassium) 500mg capsule blister pack
AUST R: 55675
Active ingredients:
phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium

Sponsor:
Mylan Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 314 527

Deletion from market:
25 Feb 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Commercial Changes

TGA Management Actions:
This product is being replaced by CILICAINE VK phenoxymethylpenicillin (as potassium) 500mg capsule blister pack (AUST R 339012 ). There will be a transition to CILICAINE VK phenoxymethylpenicillin (as potassium) 500mg capsule blister pack over a period of approximately 4 weeks while existing stock of CILICAINE VK phenoxymethylpenicillin (as potassium) (AUST R 55675) continues to be available in pharmacies.