prazosin hydrochloride - 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
MINIPRESS prazosin 1 mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10756
Active ingredients:
prazosin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
04 Nov 2019
to
23 Oct 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-PRAZOSIN prazosin (as hydrochloride) 2mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 73862
Active ingredients:
prazosin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
28 Sep 2020
to
07 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

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

MINIPRESS prazosin 2 mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10757
Active ingredients:
prazosin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
06 Aug 2020
to
31 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

MINIPRESS prazosin 5 mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 10758
Active ingredients:
prazosin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 675 229

From
01 Sep 2020
to
30 Nov 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

APO-PRAZOSIN prazosin (as hydrochloride) 1mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 73858
Active ingredients:
prazosin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
21 Sep 2020
to
07 Dec 2020

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

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

APO-PRAZOSIN prazosin (as hydrochloride) 5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 73866
Active ingredients:
prazosin hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
28 Sep 2020
to
08 Feb 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

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