propofol - 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
PROPOFOL SANDOZ propofol 500mg/50mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 148871
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

Deletion from market:
31 Oct 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

Related information:

PROPOFOL SANDOZ propofol 1000mg/100mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 148872
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

Deletion from market:
01 Oct 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

PROPOFOL SANDOZ propofol 200mg/20mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 148870
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

Deletion from market:
01 Oct 2021

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes

FRESOFOL 1% MCT/LCT propofol 500mg/50mL emulsion for intravenous injection/infusion vial
AUST R: 193609
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Fresenius Kabi Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9391 5555

From
18 May 2020
to
11 Dec 2020

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

FRESOFOL 1% propofol 1g/100mL injection vial
AUST R: 98275
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Fresenius Kabi Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9391 5555

Deletion from market:
01 Jul 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TGA Management Actions:
The sponsor has advised that an alternate product is available to cover the shortage - FRESOFOL 1% MCT/LCT propofol 1000mg/100mL emulsion for intravenous injection/infusion vial – ARTG 193610.

FRESOFOL 1% propofol 500mg/50mL injection vial
AUST R: 98271
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Fresenius Kabi Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9391 5555

Deletion from market:
16 Jul 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
The sponsor has advised that an alternate product is available to cover the shortage - FRESOFOL 1% MCT/LCT propofol 1000mg/100mL emulsion for intravenous injection/infusion vial – ARTG 193610.

Claris Lifesciences Australia Pty Ltd PROVIVE 1% propofol 1000mg/100mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 118940
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 302 409

From
31 Jul 2020
to
05 Feb 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

PROVIVE MCT-LCT 1% propofol 1000mg/100mL emulsion for injection vial
AUST R: 162320
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 302 409

From
31 Jul 2020
to
05 Feb 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

PROPOFOL-LIPURO 1% propofol 1000 mg/100 mL emulsion for injection bottle
AUST R: 220081
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
B Braun Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
0407660243

From
02 Feb 2021
to
10 Feb 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

FRESOFOL 1% MCT/LCT propofol 200mg/20mL emulsion for intravenous injection/infusion ampoule
AUST R: 193608
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Fresenius Kabi Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9391 5555

From
07 Apr 2021
to
07 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

FRESOFOL 1% MCT/LCT propofol 1000mg/100mL emulsion for intravenous injection/infusion vial
AUST R: 193610
Active ingredients:
propofol

Sponsor:
Fresenius Kabi Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9391 5555

From
11 May 2021
to
13 May 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other