simvastatin - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
APO-EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN 10/20 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279099
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
26 Oct 2020
to
07 Jan 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN 10/80 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279123
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
08 Jun 2020
to
07 Jan 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/10 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279097
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
24 Sep 2020
to
29 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/20 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279102
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
17 Aug 2020
to
29 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/40 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 40 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279098
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
27 Aug 2020
to
29 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ 10/80 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279117
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Sandoz Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800726369

From
28 Aug 2020
to
29 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

PHARMACOR EZETIMIBE SIMVASTATIN 10/20 ezetimibe & simvastatin 10/20 mg tablet bottle pack
AUST R: 299010
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Pharmacor Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 138 805

From
01 Jun 2021
to
31 Jul 2021

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-SIMVASTATIN simvastatin 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 223448
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
17 Dec 2021
to
04 Feb 2022

Shortage status:
Anticipated

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN 10/10 ezetimibe 10 mg and simvastatin 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 279116
Active ingredients:
ezetimibe
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
31 Aug 2020
to
23 Sep 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

APO-SIMVASTATIN simvastatin 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 223449
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 8333

From
01 Oct 2021
to
01 Oct 2021

Shortage status:
Resolved

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

SIMVASTATIN ARW simvastatin 10 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95949
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

Deletion from market:
22 Feb 2021

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
This product will be replaced by SIMVAR 10 (AUSTR 211952 ) which will be available late March 2021 for purchase by wholesalers

SIMVASTATIN ARW simvastatin 20 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95950
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 927 769

Deletion from market:
18 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

SIMVASTATIN ARW simvastatin 40 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95953
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 195 055

Deletion from market:
22 Feb 2021

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
This product will be replaced by SIMVAR 40 (AUSTR 211954) which will be available late March 2021 for purchase by wholesalers

SIMVASTATIN ARW simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95954
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Apotex Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800195055

Deletion from market:
30 Jun 2021

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
This product has been replaced by SIMVAR 80 simvastatin 80 mg tablet blister pack - AUSTR 211955

ZIMSTAT simvastatin 5mg tablet blister pack
AUST R: 95672
Active ingredients:
simvastatin

Dosage form:
Tablet, film coated

Sponsor:
Alphapharm Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 274 276

Deletion from market:
31 May 2022

Shortage status:
To be discontinued

Availability:
Reduction in supply until supply is exhausted

Reason:
Commercial Changes / Commercial viability

Management action:
Alternate generic products are available