Rabies virus - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
RABIPUR rabies virus vaccine (Inactivated) 2.5 IU powder for injection vial with diluent pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 298194
Active ingredients:
Rabies virus

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Seqirus Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 642 035

From
15 Mar 2024
to
15 Jul 2024

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected increase in demand due to other sponsors unable to supply

Management action:
The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.

MERIEUX INACTIVATED RABIES VACCINE 2.5IU powder for injection vial with diluent syringe
AUST R: 26675
Active ingredients:
Rabies virus

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800818806

Deletion from market:
31 Mar 2023

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternative product is available