sertraline 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
SERTRALINE-STR sertraline (as hydrochloride) 50 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 107067
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
28 Apr 2020
to
23 Apr 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Other

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

APO-SERTRALINE sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213180
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
02 Nov 2020
to
22 Feb 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

SERTRA 100 sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213181
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

From
04 Dec 2020
to
14 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

ELEVA 100 sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95583
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
23 Apr 2021
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

SERTRALINE AN sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 195326
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
01 Dec 2020

Status:
Discontinued

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes

SERTRALINE SANDOZ sertraline 100mg (as hydrochloride) film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 98698
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
12 Dec 2020
to
09 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

SETRONA sertraline (as hydrochloride) 50 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 116623
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
15 Jan 2021
to
30 Apr 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Limited Availability

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SETRONA sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 116636
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 229

From
17 Dec 2020
to
31 May 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

ELEVA 100 sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 95584
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
23 Apr 2021
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

ZOLOFT sertraline (as hydrochloride) 100 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 321602
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Upjohn Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
08 Feb 2021
to
15 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

SERTRALINE SANDOZ sertraline 50mg (as hydrochloride) film coated tablet blister pack
AUST R: 98697
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 726 369

From
01 Feb 2021
to
09 Apr 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Other

SERTRALINE GENERICHEALTH sertraline100mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 124856
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61 3 9809 7900

From
10 Feb 2021
to
31 Mar 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

SERTRALINE GENERICHEALTH sertraline 50mg (as hydrochloride) tablet blister pack
AUST R: 124855
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Generic Health Pty Ltd

Phone:
+61 3 9809 7900

From
10 Feb 2021
to
28 Feb 2021

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

ELEVA 50 sertraline (as hydrochloride) 50 mg tablet bottle
AUST R: 95582
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
24 Feb 2021
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
Alternative unregistered products have been approved for supply under Section 19A. See the website: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-s19a-index and search for the active ingredient. A medicine shortage alert for sertraline tablets has been published. Further information is at https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/shortage-sertraline-tablets. A Serious Shortage Substitution Notice for sertraline tablets has been implemented. Further information is at: https://www.tga.gov.au/serious-shortage-medicine-substitution-notices

APO-SERTRALINE sertraline (as hydrochloride) 50mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 213177
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

From
16 Apr 2021
to
18 Jun 2021

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

ELEVA 50 sertraline (as hydrochloride) 50 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95581
Active ingredients:
sertraline hydrochloride

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

From
24 Mar 2021
to
30 Jun 2021

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Low

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand